Eco Living

A Milestone for Zero-Waste Events

Mar 2nd, 2015 | By Amy Leibrock

On Superbowl Sunday, we partnered with a local culinary competition event to help them compost their food waste. We just learned that the event diverted more than four times as much waste to compost than last year’s event — that’s 2,840 pounds of food scraps and compostable items that are being recycled into a nutrient-rich soil supplement instead of being incinerated! The numbers are one thing to celebrate, but Chilifest has also helped us reach an important milestone as an organization. We’re now equipped with the tools and expertise to help even more events around the country compost their food waste.
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Food System

Chowdafest Diverts Food Waste, Feeds Hungry

Feb 6th, 2014 | By Amy Leibrock

Last weekend, Sustainable America was on hand at Connecticut's Chowdafest to help divert food waste to composting, instead of where it usually goes in the area: to an incinerator. And perhaps the biggest win of all was that both a percentage of the proceeds and a large amount of direct food donations went to the Connecticut Food Bank to help feed the hungry.
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Food System

Bowls Full of 'Chowda' with Zero Waste

Jan 27th, 2014 | By Amy Leibrock

Sustainable America is headquartered in New England, which means we love our chowder. So when we had the chance to help make the 6th-annual Chowdafest a zero-waste event, we jumped at the opportunity.
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