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Regional Gleaning Resources

CropMobster Community Exchange, www.cropmobster.com, links communities and individuals in-need with local farmers, producers and food purveyors who need a hand or have excess food to sell or donate. Based in Sebastopol and currently focused on four Bay Area Counties - Sonoma, Marin, Alameda and San Francisco, listings include Deals, Donations, [...]

By | August 12th, 2014|0 Comments

Got Extra Produce? Sonoma and Marin County Gleaners

Farm To Pantry. FTP gleans wherever there is healthy, fresh produce to be harvested in Sonoma County.  You may also drop produce off in Healdsburg, Forestville, Sebastopol and Santa Rosa. Click here for details. How does it work? Volunteers receive an email from us when there is an opportunity in [...]

By | August 11th, 2014|0 Comments

Event: Waste Less Food Meet-Up, 5/14/14

Forty Percent of US Food Wasted! $165 Billion Annually; $2,275 Per Family. A 15% reduction in losses in the food supply could feed 25 million Americans annually. - NRDC 2012. Join us for the next Zero Waste Sonoma County (ZWSC) Waste Less Food  Meet-up,  Wednesday, May 14, 6-8pm at the [...]

By | May 6th, 2014|0 Comments

Event: Waste Less Food Meet-Up

The first 2014 Zero Waste Sonoma County (ZWSC) meet-up will be held tomorrow eve, Wednesday, February 12 from 5:30-8:15pm at the Share Exchange in downtown Santa Rosa. All are welcome to attend but must register in advance. Sponsored by LITE Initiatives and the Share Exchange, the initial topic is Wasting [...]

By | February 11th, 2014|0 Comments

What Is A Green Burial?

Clipped from The Green Burial Council (GBC) Green burial is a way of caring for the dead with minimal environmental impact that furthers legitimate ecological aims such as the conservation of natural resources, reduction of carbon emissions, protection of worker health, and the restoration and/or preservation of habitat. ... The [...]

By | February 7th, 2014|0 Comments

Event: Holiday GiftAway and Clothing Swap, 11/24

A Great Way To Get Rid Of Unwanted Goods And Get Gifts! LITE Initiatives, in cooperation with Sebastopol Grange #306 and Transition Sebastopol presents the 2nd annual Holiday GiftAway and Clothing Swap this Sunday, November 24, from 1-3pm at the Sebastopol Grange, 6000 Sebastopol Rd.,  one half mile east of Morris [...]

By | November 19th, 2013|0 Comments

Sierra Nevada Brewing Receives First Zero Waste Platinum Certification

U.S. ZERO WASTE BUSINESS COUNCIL PRESENTS SIERRA NEVADA BREWING COMPANY WITH FIRST ZERO WASTE PLATINUM CERTIFICATION The U.S. Zero Waste Business Council (USZWBC) announced today that it’s awarding Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. with the platinum zero waste certification plaque for its achievement in successfully diverting 99.8 percent of its waste [...]

By | November 17th, 2013|0 Comments

Forty Percent Of US Food Goes Uneaten

In “Wasted: How America Is Losing Up to 40 Percent of Its Food from Farm to Fork to Landfill”, the Natural Resources Defense Council reports that 40% of US food goes uneaten at a cost of $165 billion per year, not to mention that the land, water, chemicals and energy we [...]

By | July 16th, 2013|0 Comments

Is Your Life Too Plastic? Bag It Movie Review and Much More

The film  Bag It changed my life and watching it will change yours. It takes the plastic issue to another level - even for those of us who have studied it in depth. A well made and funny documentary, it starts with personal bag use it and evolves into a [...]

By | July 12th, 2012|0 Comments

My Favorite Recycling Center: The Legacy

Whenever I am in south Sebastopol, I take few minutes to see what’s happening at The Legacy. A volunteer based arts and crafts reuse center in the Southpoint Shopping Center near McDonald's, they accept and resell fabric - by the pound!, as well as sewing notions, yarn, hobby supplies and books. [...]

By | December 7th, 2011|2 Comments