Daily Footprint, #26 – How sustainable is your local?

I think it’s finally time to call it quits on this epic work day and head home. But wait! It has been a stressful day (/year) and you decide that a drink is in order. Time to head to your favorite pub for a swift half, or whatever’s your poison. Is your local pub sustainable? … Continue reading Daily Footprint, #26 – How sustainable is your local?

Daily Footprint, #23 – Lunch in Santa Barbara and Dunsmuir, CA

Or... More Ethical Reviews of Local Businesses (California by Train, Part 3). Since I’m charting the impact of our voyage through a typical day it seems like we’re definitely overdue for lunch by now (although we’ve been snacking so much that I’m not sure we deserve any). A previous post dealt with how to review … Continue reading Daily Footprint, #23 – Lunch in Santa Barbara and Dunsmuir, CA

Ethical Guide to Food and Coffee in Davis, CA

Or… Ethical Reviews of Local Businesses (California by Train, Part 2). Since I’ve never really gone into it before, I want to say a little bit about how I research and write Green Stars reviews of restaurants, cafés, bars, stores, etc. I did look at Starbucks in a recent post, but smaller businesses are a … Continue reading Ethical Guide to Food and Coffee in Davis, CA

Starbucks Social and Environmental Impact – Poll Results

Helloooo! Last month I took a look at the social and environmental impact of Starbucks and included a poll for you to chime in. Thank you for taking the time to vote; here are the results so far: Average rating for Starbucks social and environmental impact: 2.3 Green Stars.   (Even if you were to … Continue reading Starbucks Social and Environmental Impact – Poll Results

Daily Footprint, #20 – Starbucks: how many green stars?

OK, so where are we on this odyssey through a typical day? Teeth brushed? Check! Dressed? Check! Breakfast? Check! Phone on? Check! Despite having had a peanut butter cup to give yourself a boost, you’ve started nodding off at your desk. It’s time to head out and get some fresh air and a caffeinated beverage. … Continue reading Daily Footprint, #20 – Starbucks: how many green stars?