Food Packaging, Waste – Haley Lowry, Global Sustainability Director, Dow Chemical

“By some estimates, nearly half of the food grown, processed and transported in the U.S. goes to waste.” Feeding America While so much food is wasted, over 13% of the population is going hungry in the U.S., including 13 million children and 5 million senior citizens, according to Feeding America. How do we get the… Continue reading Food Packaging, Waste – Haley Lowry, Global Sustainability Director, Dow Chemical

Fabric Scraps to Good Use – Jessica Schreiber, Fabscrap

The clothing manufacturing process generates about 15 million tons of waste per year, according to the EPA, and 85 percent of apparel we buy ends up in landfill. What can we do about this? Meet a creative entrepreneur who saw a marketplace gap and formed a non-profit to fill it, helping the environment, budding designers… Continue reading Fabric Scraps to Good Use – Jessica Schreiber, Fabscrap

Going to the movies? A Story About “The Post” You Don’t Hear About

Are you seeing the movie “The Post”? Here’s something you aren’t hearing about…. Movies and television productions are one of the most wasteful businesses on the planet. But clever entrepreneurs are doing something about it – and Steven Spielberg took notice. Think about all the energy for lighting and cameras, the sets they build (and… Continue reading Going to the movies? A Story About “The Post” You Don’t Hear About

Recycle Holiday Debris – Melissa Walsh-Ennis, Recycling Reinvented

While you’re cleaning up from opening holiday gifts and feeding family, remember that every piece of plastic can take 500 years to decompose in landfills – and can end up in the fish you eat too, as it threatens marine life. Every piece of packaging and wrapping paper, and greeting card, and wine or beer bottle, soda… Continue reading Recycle Holiday Debris – Melissa Walsh-Ennis, Recycling Reinvented

Food Security this Season – w Amy Bachman, DC Central Kitchen

“We find value in taking what’s been pushed to the side, whether that’s food or people…” DC Central Kitchen CEO Mike Curtin* Look around you. Imagine that one of every six of the people you see is actually struggling to have enough food. This is the case in Washington, DC, one of the most affluent… Continue reading Food Security this Season – w Amy Bachman, DC Central Kitchen