In 1977, during the heyday of the emerging “alternative energy” movement, I attended a solar greenhouse conference where I remember one of our little tribe’s pioneers opined about how much less exciting the solar “revolution” was going to be when it finally went mainstream. “I know what’s going to happen,” architect Steve Baer of Zomeworks pronounced – “solar collectors are going to be advertised in Sears newspaper inserts! I’m going to hate it but I’ll know we have arrived.”
Organizations share commitment to help pollinators prosper
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 30, 2016 /3BL Media/ - General Mills, the Xerces Society, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture announce a major milestone in their partnership to restore and protect pollinator habitat across hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland in North America. The five-year, $4 million financial commitment between General Mills and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will support farmers across the U.S. by providing technical assistance to plant and protect pollinator habitat, such as native wildflower field edges and flowering hedgerows.
Driving measurable waste reduction in operations through awareness and behavior change are hallmarks of Sodexo’s industry-leading efforts to advance sustainable consumption
GAITHERSBURG, Md., November 17, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, today announced being named by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the inaugural class of the U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions. The recognition is awarded to U.S.
A staggering 15.3 million American children live in food insecure households. Right here in our own country, maybe even in your own neighborhood, there are children who have become used to living with the sounds of a growling stomach. These are kids who aren’t lucky enough to be picky eaters; who don’t have the luxury of asking “What’s for dinner tonight?” but instead, ask “Are we having dinner tonight?”
Feeding Our Future and USDA Summer Meal Programs bridge the gap for more than 18 million children who lose their most reliable source of nutrition once the schoolyear ends
GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Sodexo, the world leader in Quality of Life Services, joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service today in announcing free summer meal programs open to children ages 18 years and under.
It’s a brand new year and you know what that means – it’s time to commit to a new resolution. While some of us are guilty of going all in for a few weeks before pretending like we never made a resolution in the first place, we want to help YOU start fresh this year. That’s where Fresh Start Fridays enters the picture. Every Friday throughout the month of January, look for a “fresh,” yet delicious recipe idea from nutrition expert Annessa Chumbley or recipes using O Organics products.
Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy announced the United States' first-ever national food waste reduction goal, calling for a 50-percent reduction by 2030. As part of the effort, the federal government will lead a new partnership with charitable organizations, faith-based organizations, the private sector and local, state and tribal governments to reduce food loss and waste in order to improve overall food security and conserve our nation's natural resources.
Local BJ's Clubs donate food and supplies to hunger relief agencies this summer
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According to the USDA, nearly 22 million children rely on free and reduced-priced lunch to sustain a full and nutritious diet nationwide - only 18% of children that receive school lunch access summer meal assistance. To help ensure that these children get enough to eat during the summer months, local Clubs partnered with hunger-relief agencies in July to donate both food and funds to support various summer feeding programs.
Arlington, Va., July 14, 2015 /3BL Media/ - New financial data from the emerging local food sector provides an in-depth look at the growth—and growing pains—of wholesale intermediaries called food hubs. These social enterprises combine food aggregation/distribution business services with programs that strengthen farmer capacity to supply nearby markets such as restaurants, grocery stores, schools, universities and hospitals.
Organic food sales have gone through the roof. It’s no wonder. It’s widely believed that organic foods are more nutritious and safer than non-organic — they’re even said to fight cancer — even though the evidence is far from clear.