Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sipping Responsibly

The Season of Graduations is now upon us and with it brings the excitement of accomplishments, open doors and new beginnings. This year’s Graduates will filter into our society ready to make responsible decisions as they move on to new chapters of higher education or into the workforce.

The High School Graduate hears a lot about “drinking responsibly” as celebrations abound and the door to College opens before them. Responsibility is an important thing to consider knowing that each action has its own consequence.

GlassDharma representatives speak a lot about “sipping responsibly”. This term has a double meaning. First, it is important to make good choices about what we are sipping. That our chosen beverages are good nourishment for our health in content and amount. Second, that we be mindful about what vessels we use to sip from. Where will that cup or straw end up? Will you choose single use cups and straws? Or, will you choose reusable drink-ware options?

It is important to know the consequences of the choices we make, every day. Armed with the knowledge of the impact of plastic waste, please choose wisely!

Congratulations to Graduates near and far…

sip the world. it’s worth it.

(this poster was a Senior Project by Graduate Ryan Elizabeth Cope)
Congratulations, Ryan!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Glass Straws for Mother's Day!

Mother’s Day – a day just for Moms. Paying honor to those that love and nurture and care creates a desire for wanting to find something very special for that one person we count on for so many of our own needs.

All Mothers drink beverages! What Mom would not be delighted to receive Glass Straws for Mother’s Day? A gift for that special Mom in your life while giving the gift of earth-care to “Mother Earth” as well. For every Mom that uses (and reuses) her Glass Straw, think how many single-use straws will not be added to our Planet’s pollution problems.

Glass Straws are durable – GlassDharma’s special annealing process ensures their straws are of the highest quality tensile strength. Each straw comes with a Manufacturer’s Guarantee Against Breakage. (This really could be your Mom’s “last straw!”)

Glass straws are easy to clean – Dishwasher cleaning is recommended while often just a simple soak in water will remove dried on residue. GlassDharma makes Glass Straw cleaning brushes available and will often include the brush with sets of four or six Glass Straws on their website. The straws are clear so Mom can see how clean they truly are!

Glass Straws are beautiful – nothing matches the beauty and elegance of sparkling, clear glass! The smooth glass edges of the straw brings her beverage right to her lips with ease… from a straw that maintains its shape and temperature, transforming the simple act of sipping to an experience beyond simple thirst quenching. Mother will love the classic design of this gorgeous, little utensil.

Here are few simple beverage ideas for Mother’s Day 2010:

Champagne and Orange Juice give way to this non-alcoholic version:
1 part Orange Juice to 1 part sparking Apple Cider served over crushed ice.
Serve in a tall glass with a 10 inch long Glass Straw.

Simply mull or crush fresh Peppermint Leaves and place in a cocktail shaker with Ice and
2 parts Starbuck’s bottled Starbuck's Frappuccino Mocha to 1 part Chocolate Almond milk (Almond Breeze)
Shake vigorously and strain into a mug over crushed ice.
Garnish with Whipped Cream and fresh Mint Leaves.
Serve with Beautiful Bends or Decorative Dots “Ice Tea” (9.5mm) Straws to fit your preferred mug size.

1 part Mango – Blood Orange Italian Soda to 2 parts Vodka with a splash of Dry Vermouth!
Shake in a Cocktail shaker with ice and strain into your favorite Martini Glass.
“Sipper” size glass straws work well for this fine cocktail.

Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

... and remember to nurture “Mother Earth” on this day … and every day!