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Every year we have so many "days" around the holidays - Black Friday, Green Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday to name a few! On December 3rd, I'll celebrate Giving Tuesday! I encourage you to actually celebrate this one, unlike Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This day is designed to help spread the love this holiday season to the organizations that support us all year long! There are so many organizations that work year round to protect our forest, pass laws ba
Ever crave a quick meal but hate picking it up in that disposable container? Do you feel like your only choice is eating at home in order to avoid plastic waste? Recently, I sat down with the owner of GO Box to find out how this Porland company is implementing reusable containers in the local fast food industry. Laura Weiss, the founder of GO Box, started the company back in 2011 with the idea of reducing waste in the fast food industry. With food trucks especially popular in
Food Waste In the U.S. alone approximately 30-40% of food produced is wasted and never consumed. That averages out to wasting 20 pounds per person per month. World wide, the statistics are similar with the entire population wasting over $1 trillion worth of food each year and 24% of all calories produced lost before they could be consumed. This disregard for the value in our food is causing millions of people to go hungry each day and causing unnecessary waste in our already
Over the last several years, I have been encouraged by the growing number of individuals and businesses that are taking on zero waste goals. It seems that the increase in awareness around trash production is growing and taking more of a spotlight in the main stream media. But who do we have to thank for this? Many small time bloggers are becoming huge inspirational figures for hundreds of thousands of people across the world. Thanks to the efforts of local individuals to educ