Zero Waste Shops Opening All Over Europe

Zero Waste Shops are opening all over Europe. Dozens of unique shops have opened and many more are coming. In Zurich, Switzerland, FOIFI launched 2 months ago and is making a huge splash.

FOFI is both a bulk grocery store and café. You fill reusable containers and pay by the weight. They sell “ugly produce” and the price is “pay what you feel.” You can buy products here to help reduce your waste too. Almost everything they sell is local, much delivered by bike. They even have beer, wine, and gin on tap. All zero waste. The shop is building a community where people can come together and learn to live more zero waste and environmentally friendly.

To learn more about FOIFI, visit their Website and follow them on Facebook.

School with No Blackboards, Teachers or Homework

Welcome to Casa Sula, an alternative school in Costa Rica. It was founded by parents in a nearby Ecovillage along with the Orion Group from Ecuador. There are no blackboards, teachers, or homework, yet there are unlimited materials to learn from. The space is designed to work with children’s natural curiosity. 

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Stephen Brooks: The Botanical Explorer Obsessed with Finding Plants that Make Life Better

Meet Stephen Brooks, the botanical explorer obsessed with finding plants that make life better. In 1995, he watched a playground full of indigenous children get sprayed by a Chiquita banana crop duster. Ever since then, his life has never been the same. Stephen is on a mission to redesign where our food comes from, how it affects the people that grow it, and ultimately the planet.

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Empowering Women in India Through Upcycled Fashion

Meet Carla, founder of Project Três. Since 2015, she has been empowering women in India where many women lack basic human rights and litter is a massive problem. She empowers women by teaching them how to create accessories out of recycled materials.

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How to Grow Food for Free in the City

There are many limiting ideas floating around out there about growing your own food. Many think you need a lot of money to do it. Some think it’s too time consuming. Some think they don’t have enough space. Others feel that they just don’t have a green enough thumb. All of these ideas are totally understandable but the reality is that if we really truly want to, we can all grow some food. Sure, we can’t all have a fruitful acre of farm land but we can all have at least one little windowsill herb garden, one balcony tomato plant, some planters on our porch, a plot in a community garden, a small garden on someone else’s unused land, or something of that sort. With some initiative we can all grow some food!

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