#SocialPower: Together We Can Help to Eliminate 1.3 Billion Stryofoam Cups in Our Landfills Each Year

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Social Power for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I’m passionate about a lot of causes: Animal rights, protecting the environment and many others. But I also believe in a lot of things that are pretty small by comparison.

For example, it would be nice if Amtrak offered free internet service, so I could blog while riding the train. I’d love it if Starbucks offered its seasonal drinks all year round (why can’t I get a Pumpkin Spice Latte in June?!). And it would be really nice if grocery stores offered soon-to-be-expired food for 50 percent off instead of wastefully throwing it away.

There are lots of websites that tackle the big issues, but very few that rally support for the little ones. Until now. Social Power is a site that helps to make a difference. Visitors to Social Power can submit any cause that’s important to them. No cause is too small! If 1,000 people agree to support your issue with a simple click and by sharing the issue on their social networks, the issue becomes an official initiative.

And once it becomes an initiative, it’s turned over to an “Agent of Change” – a person capable of resolving the issue. That person then proposes a resolution to the issue, which is then presented to the Social Power user base.

The three small issues I mentioned earlier – Amtrak internet access, Starbucks seasonal drinks year-round, and grocery store discounts on almost-expired goods – are issues that have already been proposed on Social Power.

My own social power issue isn’t as delicious and light-hearted as year-round Pumpkin Spice Lattes, but it does have to do with coffee and one of my bigger passions – the environment.

I believe Dunkin Donuts should stop selling coffee in Styrofoam cups. It’s as simple as that. Starbucks doesn’t use Styrofoam. Most major gas stations don’t use Styrofoam. So why should Dunkin Donuts continue to do so? But they do – 1.3 billion of them each year – and those non-decomposable cups are filling up our nation’s landfills.

Feel free to help support my issue by first checking out the Social Power video below, and then by going to Social Power to support, comment on, and share my issue on your own social networks.

Individually, we may not be able to make change happen, but together we can. Now that’s social power!

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  1. wow.. that is a cool website for a very noble mission.. I can sure think of quite a few causes to enlist with social power. Thanks for sharing this. really helps 🙂

  2. Vicki F. says:

    This is so important! Thanks for the great info.

  3. What a great post. I am all for anything green or helpful towards our environmental health. Thank you for this.

  4. I love learning about things like this each and every day. A collective voice will help have a major impact and get things done alone with educate so many on issues at hand. Thank you for a great, and enlightening blog post.

  5. What a great initiative. It’s wonderful to see people truly starting to think green and care about the planet we’re leaving to our children. Thank you for sharing!

  6. I am trying to be more green, looks like a neat site. Who knew there was so MUCH styrofoam in landfills each year!

  7. what an awesome website– got to go check it out!

  8. What a cool way to be socially active?
    I voted for your issue and the one about grocery stores waisting food.
    I wish you well.

  9. This is a very important social issue. Hopefully, your posts helps put an end to this.

  10. I just watched a sitcom where the main character was trying to get a donut company to stop using styrofoam cups. Hmmm…..; I really like the idea behind socialpower and have a lot of people I can’t wait to share it with. I will support your campaign and hope you reach your goal!

  11. Such a great post! I always bring my own travel mug when I go to coffee shops 🙂

  12. I’m loving that website. I totally agree on the Styrofoam issue. Not only is it bad for the environment, styrofoam is also bad for humans since it can leach small amounts of toxic chemicals into food and drinks.

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