Why Hug A Mug?











It likely won’t surprise you that most of the information that crosses my social media feed is related to reducing waste or environmentally focused.  Over the past year I have seen a few write ups about cafes in different communities around the world, ditching disposable cups and offering ceramic mugs as to-go cups.  Of course I loved the idea and added it my list of things I would like to do one day.

A few months ago I decided that it would be great to work with a local shop and pilot a mug program.  I immediately thought of One Big Table.  Luckily, Guilio and the OBT team were just excited as I was about the idea.  Add in the amazing people from Waste Conscious Living and we had the resources to get the project off the ground.

To make the project possible we are asking for the communities help.  We are asking you to reach into your cupboard and pull out that mug or three that you haven’t used in years.  (Please make sure the ones that you grab are clean, chip free and dishwasher safe)  Then donate them to the Hug A Mug Campaign by dropping them off at One Big Table or my store - Unless Market.   

In celebration of Earth Day – starting April 21 2018 – One Big Table will no longer be offering disposable cups for their take out coffee.  Instead you will be able to get your to-go coffee the new way – in a ceramic mug.  Once your coffee is done, you can return it to One Big Table at your convenience.

In case you don’t know…. One Big Table is located at 1440 St. Paul St and is a cooperative grocery that cares about food and where it comes from.  They source their products as locally as possible and pride themselves in knowing “the makers”.   Check out more about them here http://www.onebigtable.ca

The Hug-A-Mug Campaign is grateful that our story was picked up by Kelowna Now.  Check out their article here  https://www.kelownanow.com/watercooler/news/news/Kelowna/Kelowna_shop_serves_coffee_to_go_sans_paper_cups/

I cannot wait to see the unique collection of mugs that we will get as a result of our campaign and for a local shop to no longer offer disposable cups.