Celebrate Earth Day at Dutch Bros!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Real Estate Cafe LLC

Dutch Bros Coffee - Southern OregonCelebrate Earth Day at Dutch Bros!  There's a party going on at the Dutch Bros Coffee stands around the Pacific Northwest today.  In celebration of Earth Day, Dutch Bros will discount your coffee drink by $1.00 if you bring your own mug!

I had a conversation with the Baristas behind the counter this morning, and I asked them what Earth Day meant to them.  'Recycling and being kind to the planet,' was their response.  I smiled, and thought, these kids really have it all together.

While I've been a minimalist for most of my life, living in the country, growing my own fruits and vegetables and conserving energy and goods, I still consider myself part of a wasteful generation.  When I think about how we throw away an apple that has a little bruise on it, or cheese with a little mold on it, I wonder what our grandparents would think.  They used everything... they were a 'Waste Not, Want Not' generation.  We can learn so much from them, yet they're a dying breed.

Today, I happily rejoiced with the young Baristas at Dutch Bros, who called attention to this day in Celebration of Earth Day.  They made me smile and of course, an old song  came to mind.  Enjoy this beautiful day everyone... and do what you can to make this planet a better place.  I know I will ;)))    

Celebrate Earth Day at Dutch Bros!

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Hope you had a great Earth Day Celebration at Dutch Bros.   I have heard more about celebrations for Earth Day this year than ever before.

Betty

Apr 22, 2012 01:32 PM #1
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Tammy Lankford
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I was having a sleepy afternoon until I starting singing Celebration... wide awake now... without coffee.

Apr 22, 2012 01:33 PM #2
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Larry O'Sullivan
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Mel - Your attitude will prevail ~ for you at least. I hit great grand parent status last week and am definitely in the "Use it up, wear it out..." category. Appalled by over packaging etc (perhaps a dinosaur)

Apr 22, 2012 02:48 PM #3
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Sharon Lee
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Got to love drive thru coffee places for on the go folks. Happy Earth Day. Loved the song.

Apr 22, 2012 03:04 PM #4
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Lottie Kendall
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And a Happy Earth Day to you, Mel. Many young people seem aware and take steps to conserve--encouraging, isn't it?

 

Apr 22, 2012 03:25 PM #5
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Melinda (Mel) Peterson 541-659-1620
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I've heard a lot more about Earth Day this year too Betty!  Dutch Bros serves up a very nice Mocha ;-)

It's a catchy song... Tammy!  Even without coffee ;-)

So true Larry... when the packaging is so crazy that not even an adult can open it... somethings seriously wrong!  Too much plastic for my liking!

I love the drive-thru coffee houses in Oregon... Sharon!  Sometimes, they see me coming and have my drink ready for me when I pull up ;-)

It is VERY encouraging Lottie!  It makes my heart happy ;-)

Apr 22, 2012 03:38 PM #6
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Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team
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You and I are kindred spirits.  There is no better humbling experience than growing up poor, making your own way, never getting a hand up, but finally finding your way and becoming someone.

Then at the pinnacle at this success, you find yourself with a company like Keller Williams that is a family owned Christian based moralistic company and you know this is where you were destined to belong.

We as agents contribute a portion of every closing to our internal charity and it is for giving back to agents and their families in need, like the agents of Joplin Mo, or agents who have catastrophic illness within their family. 

We TAKE CARE of our own. 

And when you start with nothing, and you find yourself successful in man's eyes, it becomes more important to be successful in God's eyes and that is by living by a simple question:  What would Jesus do?  If Jesus saw a man hungry, he would find a way to feed him, if he saw an animal in need, he would help it or heal it.

Hence, we have Earth Day.  This is the day for all of us to give back to the gift of our Planet from our Lord by taking care of her needs.  Even if just for 1 day, we all should participate.

Apr 22, 2012 03:38 PM #7
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Mel- I love to see our young people "getting it".  I agree...we are so wasteful with disposable everything including buildings.  

Apr 22, 2012 08:20 PM #8
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Nick T Pappas
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Mel, my grandparents lived through the Great depression and my dad was very young at the time, but the the lessons learned during those years about not wasting lived on and was passed to me by my family.   

Apr 22, 2012 08:30 PM #9
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Melinda (Mel) Peterson 541-659-1620
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Kevin ~ It didn't take you long to learn my two favorite words... Kindred Spirits!  When you're blessed with humble beginnings, it makes you appreciate everything so much more.  I'm glad you're happy at Keller Williams... they're a good company!  And thanks for dropping by to celebrate Earth Day!

I was pretty stoked they were so into Earth Day... Kathy!  It warms my heart to know that our young people are paying attention and they really care about current affairs.

My dad was born during the Great Depression and to this day, he saves everything!  When you grow up with absolutely nothing, you realize how precious any resources are.  Sounds like we both inherited a few lessons Nick!

Apr 22, 2012 11:48 PM #10
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Mel, it is sad but that we can't or don't recycle more, everthing is a byproduct of the earth so it would seem easy. I see all the waste at resturants and think about how fat and lazy as a country we really are with 7 out 10 kids overwieight and it must be worse for adults.

Apr 23, 2012 04:45 AM #11
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Jim Patton
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Glad you enjoyed your Earth Day Mel.  I enjoyed the song too.   They play that in Oakland after all the A's victories. 

Apr 23, 2012 04:43 PM #12
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Melinda (Mel) Peterson 541-659-1620
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Charles ~ I remember the days of playing outside until dark and finally coming in to eat something yummy and homemade by Mom.  In those days, obesity and plastic were a rarity ;)

That's a great victory song... and I like the A's... Jim!

Apr 23, 2012 07:27 PM #13
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner
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Waste not, want not is a great old saying.  My Mom lived through the Great Depression and I remember how it showed in her using the saptula to get ever bit of whatever out of the jar or can.  Glad you got to Celebrate and thanks for your delight!!

Apr 23, 2012 07:33 PM #14
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