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

Behind the Scenes at a Zero-Waste Event

Oct 28th, 2013 | By Amy Leibrock

Earlier this month, as the official Food & Waste Education Partner for the SXSW Eco 2013 conference in Austin, Sustainable America worked to capture and compost food waste from the third-annual event. Well, the numbers are in, and the conference was successful in diverting almost all of its waste—an impressive 97%!—to recycling and composting facilities instead of landfills. Here's a look at what goes into corralling a bunch of sandwich crusts and compostable forks into the proper places so it can be recycled into compost rather than go to waste in a landfill.
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Eco Living

Top Tweets From SXSW Eco

Oct 11th, 2013 | By Amy Leibrock

We just got back from the 2013 SXSW Eco conference, the third-annual Austin, Texas, meeting of movers and shakers in the environmental movement. We helped wrangle the event's food waste to the compost heap instead of the landfill as SXSW Eco's official Food & Waste Education Partner, and our own Jeremy Kranowitz and Gray Peckham took part in a panel discussion about Program-Related Investments. We also gathered lots of fodder for upcoming articles. In the meantime, here are crowdsourced highlights from the conference via Twitter.
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Innovation

Food and Fuel Event Calendar

Oct 3rd, 2013 | By Amy Leibrock

Part of our work here at Sustainable America is helping to spread the word and foster conversations about food and fuel issues. Here's a quick update about some of the great events Sustainable America is going to be a part of this fall.
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Innovation

Sustainable America Partners With SXSW Eco 2013

Jul 22nd, 2013 | By Amy Leibrock

We're proud to announce that Sustainable America has been chosen as the official Food & Waste Education Partner for the SXSW Eco 2013 conference. Along with exhibiting at the conference, which runs October 7-9, we will help SXSW Eco implement a composting program in order to help achieve a zero-waste event.
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Innovation

Vote for Us on SXSW Eco

May 13th, 2013 | By Amy Leibrock

We're ready to spread the word about sustainability at the SXSW Eco conference happening this October in Austin, but we need your help. Please vote for our presentation proposals. All you have to do is register as a SXSW PanelPicker (it's quick and painless), search for "Sustainable America" and give us a thumbs up for each one.
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