Use coffee pods! A new study shows that coffee pods produce less greenhouse gas emissions than traditional filter-brewed coffee. Pods have been criticized for causing unnecessary waste, but their carbon dioxide output ranked lower than filtered and French press coffee. The study also says that instant coffee is still the most environmentally friendly because heating a water kettle uses less energy.
Global coffee consumption has been steadily increasing for almost 30 years. The average coffee drinker sips 2.7 cups daily, making the estimated worldwide coffee consumption around two billion cups a day! With this much coffee being consumed, we must look for ways to lessen our carbon footprint sooner than later.
We need to address and solve these problems and look for new and innovative methods beyond current solutions. These challenges are why the curriculum on our Collab-Lab addresses social-emotional development while bolstering positive child outcomes in STEM. Our Centers of Excellence use a 21st-century learning framework grounded in a comprehensive research-based curriculum that stresses STEM learning. Getting our future workforce to start thinking and hopefully solving these issues is imperative to improving our immediate health and future.
As leaders in early childhood education for more than 35 years, Collaborative for Children’s goal is readying young children for the 21st century with innovative programs focused on positive outcomes.