What is a Food Rescue Program?

What is a Food Rescue Program?

Food waste is an ever-growing problem in the United States and globally. In the United States, we waste about forty percent of food, with about one billion items just from schools alone. Food rescue programs work alongside grocery stores, schools, and farms to reduce...
Purchasing Seasonal Produce

Purchasing Seasonal Produce

Spring brings us an abundance of fresh and flavorful produce! The availability of fresh fruits and vegetables varies, providing colorful and delicious options for everyone! Eating seasonally and locally helps the environment, boosts the local economy, supports local...
Make Every Day Earth Day

Make Every Day Earth Day

Next Friday, April 22nd, is Earth Day! Starting in 1970, Earth Day has served to voice concerns about our environmental impact and share best practices to put those concerns front and center. Now the largest secular observance globally, Earth Day brings awareness to...
Upcycling – What Is It Exactly?

Upcycling – What Is It Exactly?

Have you ever heard of the term “upcycling”? Upcycling is the process of taking an item no longer used (clothing, furniture, etc.) and giving it a second life. Unlike recycling, upcycling does not break down plastics into something else. Instead, upcycling...
Composting 101

Composting 101

Did you know that we could eliminate twenty to thirty percent of the trash that currently heads to landfills if we compost it? Composting materials allows us to reduce waste while creating organic matter that can provide much-needed nutrients for our plants, gardens,...
Going Green

Going Green

April is here, and what better way to celebrate spring than with a salute to Earth Day by “Going Green.” Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22nd, which offers a way to focus on celebrating the earth and implementing small changes to keep it environmentally...