In most cases, it’s against the law to bring your own reusable food containers to meat/cheese/deli counters or food carts. But why? Let’s try to understand the law and figure out how to be both safe and eco-conscious.
Did you know that Nossa Familia Coffee now charges 25 cents for to-go cups? A Certified B Corporation, Nossa Familia was the first coffee roaster in Oregon to achieve this distinction. It also has a certified Organic handling facility by Oregon Tilth.
Let’s get inspired by a local business’ sustainability efforts, from switching to 100% renewable (wind) electricity through Portland General Electric to choosing reclaimed furniture in all its stores.
Need more help to break the ice? Find someone you haven’t talked to yet and ask them what book/documentary/website they’d recommend. It does not have to be sustainability-related, but if it is you get bonus points!
Betty Shelley will tell us how she and her husband, Jon, have put out just one 32-gallon can of garbage per year since 2006 and introduce her Reduce Your Waste Project which offers “Less is More: Getting to One Can of Garbage a Year” classes on reducing resource waste in the Portland area.
How much trash does the average citizen throw out each day in their home? Let’s hear from a local Zero Waste Blogger how individuals can actually make less trash!
Can Portland ditch the disposables? In June 2018, Portland City Council directed the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) to develop a strategy to reduce single-use plastics and invite feedback from community members, hospitals and care facilities, and businesses that stock and supply straws. Let’s hear how things are going.
Let’s take a minute to get to know each other. That’s what name tags are for, don’t be shy. Need help? How about asking your neighbor what’s the one thing they wish they’d find in bulk?