New York Magazine
In the U.S., up to 40 percent of all food that’s grown and sold goes uneaten each year, at an annual cost of $218 billion to consumers. Individual households are responsible for a whopping 43 percent of this waste — more than restaurants, grocery stores or any other single part of the domestic supply chain.
It’s a problem that Save The Food says costs the average family of four at least $1,500 per year.
The fact that French sneaker brand Veja is hosting their retreat at an ecologically savvy and socially conscious co-working space that also has a smattering of wildly hip restaurants in, of all places, Bordeaux, is my first tip that they’re no *typical* company.
The Ad Council and Natural Resources Defense Council have launched the Save The Food campaign. This educational campaign targets consumers, who contribute up to 43 percent of all of America’s food waste.
This isn’t to say you have to give up on that clean white tennis shoe look; there are plenty of underplayed brands like Veja and Common Projects turning out minimal kicks in whites and neutrals, and even some bolder options like monochromatic pinks and greens.
Water Collective, like many charities, wants to drive that number down. But unlike many charities, they’re “obsessed” with maintaining improved water sources to make sure that number stays down – a challenging task for many reasons.
Just because there are climate denier lunatics at all levels of the federal government, is that any reason to hide under the covers on Earth Day 2017? Absolutely not. The folks at Earth Day Initiative have put together a website that lists 50 ways to make renewable energy part of your life — one for every state in the union — in just a few seconds.