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Reduce, Reuse, Recaffeinate Earth Day Event
Author: UComm
Posted: April 22, 2013

The SoMa EcoDistrict is partnering with multiple coffee shops in the district to offer a special Earth Day discount for guests who bring in their own coffee mug during the week of April 22nd. The goal of the campaign is to increase awareness of the tremendous amount of waste from the use of disposable coffee cups every day and to encourage new habits. 

Participating retailers will offer a 50¢ discount on drink purchases (an increase from their typical 10¢ discount!) from April 22nd through the 26th. 

  • PSU Dining is offering a 50¢ discount on drink purchases during Earth Week at three locations on campus:
  • Kobos Coffee, located at 200 SW Market Street, is offering a 50¢ discount on espresso drink purchases instead of the standard 10¢ discount. Prefer drip coffee? Kobos will always fill up your personal mug for just $1 (this is an ongoing offer that will continue after Earth Week!).
  • Starbucks is also offering a 50¢ discount on drink purchases during Earth Week for customers who bring in a reusable mug. The two participating locations are at 1717 SW Park Ave. (9th and Park) and 603 SW Jackson (6th and Jackson).
  • Seattle’s Best in PSU’s Urban Plaza, 1742 SW 6th Ave., is offering not only a 50¢ discount on drink purchases if you bring your own mug, but also 50% off the purchase of a reusable mug during Earth Week! This is the perfect opportunity to buy a mug if you don’t already have one. 
  • Hye’s Parkside Deli, located in the Parkside Center at 2020 SW 4th Ave., will offer a 50¢ discount on drink purchases for customers who bring in their own mugs.

Help reduce waste from disposable coffee cups and celebrate Earth Day with the SoMa EcoDistrict! For more information on the SoMa EcoDistrict or the Reduce, Reuse, Recaffeinate! campaign, visit www.twitter.com/SoMaEcoDistrict.

An EcoDistrict is a neighborhood committed to working together on sustainability initiatives that integrate building and infrastructure projects with community engagement and individual action. Portland State University makes up just over half of the SoMa EcoDistrict, with Market Street as the border to the north, SW Harbor Way Drive to the east, and I-405 to the south and west.