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Coffee Tea?! My Coffee Secret

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NCDT (National Coffee Data Trends) have reported that as much as 67% of Americans drink coffee on a daily basis.  That amount increases to 75% when determining the amount of adults who drink coffee on a weekly basis.  One lesser know fact is that the global coffee market is expected to reach 182 billion by the year 2030.  What is it about that little dark bean, available in so many varieties, that cause people to be unable to go about their daily lives without it?  It must be the flavor as some people swear by coffees made in various countries.  If it's not Columbian or Jamaican coffee, some will not even touch the mug.  Then there are the coffee chain fan clubs who must have their daily Starbucks or Tim Horton's signature espresso in the morning.  Let's be real, the taste of coffee isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially when dark.  Quite possibly, it may be the alertness that coffee provides after consumption which have some people hooked.   The alertness and

New York Goes a Little Green with Plastic Bag Ban

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Any one familiar with bodegas and grocery stores in New York knows about our little grocery bag problem! Okay, that’s an underestimation because it has become a huge problem for the state, especially when litter is taken into account. New York residents use 23 billion plastic bags on an annual basis, greatly contributing to environmental issues. New York is becoming the second state to issue a statewide ban on single use plastic bags. This is a monumental legislation for the state which is being agreed upon by lawmakers within Senate. California was the first state to ban plastic bags in 2014, allowing businesses to charge 10 cents for reusable and paper bags. Governor Cuomo has set a goal to reduce emissions from our state’s generation of electricity and also desires to see a carbon free economy. He announced his Green New Deal in January of this year. Under this deal, it is proposed that New York will be 100 percent carbon neutral by 2040, ultimately eliminating the state’s enti

Sustainable Car Company Tesla Unveils New Model Y

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Elon Musk unveiled the Tesla Model Y, an electric SUV, at the Tesla design studio on Thursday, March 14th. The Model Y has a few marked features of the Model 3. It is similar in texture to the Model 3 with its falcon wing doors and design. The most important feature to note about Model Y is its larger interior space with the potential to be a seven seater. Model Y will be the perfect vehicle for the environmentally conscious parents with a small brood. Running on battery power, Tesla’s Model Y will go the distance of 239 miles. Luxury features in the Model Y include a panoramic glass roof similar to its predecessor. At design studio Musk gives us quite the picture stating, “It just feels like you can see the sky.” The Model Y begins at $39000 for base version and can inch upwards of $60000 after selecting additional features. The model Y’s release date will be in the fall of 2020. Now with over 1400 supercharging stations worldwide, Tesla cars are a very cost effective and green choic