Our fruits and vegetables are being wasted, and you are paying extra for it! The crooked carrot, the curvy cucumber, the under-size apple. Billions of pounds of fruits and veggies are wasted, often for being the “wrong” shape, color, or size.
Community gardens are spreading across the USA! The community garden movement started in the early 1900’s. Today there are over 18,000 community gardens in the USA and Canada! From urban cities to small towns, they are helping the grow-your-own-food movement to flourish.
40% of all food in the USA and Canada is wasted, largely due to cosmetic standards and arbitrary dates. Lupii Cafe is Vancouver’s first zero-waste cafe where you can enjoy a delicious and affordable meal that’s environmentally and socially responsible.
Most clothing today is designed for the dump, resulting in the average American throwing away 70 pounds of clothing per year! The Fábrica is a solution in their community.
This group is rescuing food by bicycle to distribute to people in need in their community! Enough food is wasted to feed every food-insecure person in the USA, yet 1 in 7 Americans don’t have enough to eat. There is no food shortage problem, only a distribution problem, and food access disproportionately affects people of color, seniors, and people with disabilities.
Oceans provide the oxygen for every second breath we take. When I’m 45, there could be more plastic in the oceans than fish. Something like millions of Q-tips are flushed down the toilet each year, being so small they pass through sewage filters into rivers and seas. The plastic is then eaten and even ends up in our food chain.
The average American generates 4.5 pounds of trash per day, much of which is packaging. The Soap dispensary in Vancouver offers a way to shop package free. They first opened their doors in 2011, offering zero-waste household solutions with a variety of soaps, cleaners, and bathroom products.
Welcome to the Fix-It Fair, where you can bring your broken stuff and they will fix it or mend it for free, or teach you how! You can bring small appliances like lamps and toasters, home and garden tools, clothing and textiles, and so much more.
You’ve heard of the Seabin, right? It’s this amazing bin that sucks trash right out of the ocean! It works just like a fish tank filter. It sucks in floating trash, oil, and other waste into a reusable bag that can be pulled out and the trash can be thrown away.
This is Swale, the floating garden that travels through New York City. Built on an old barge once used for hauling sand, it now travels to food deserts where there’s little access to fresh food. People can come aboard and pick healthy food for free!