When we established the Positive Change program in January of this year, our goal was to raise $500 to $1,000 each month. After the numbers were tallied at the end of the first month, we were amazed to discover our community had stepped up with $2,465.11 to donate to Community Works!
With fewer recycling options, and plastic waste wreaking havoc on ecosystems all over the world, it's long past time to look at our options and make efforts to reduce plastic waste. Plastic is everywhere we turn, and it can feel like an overwhelming and impossible task to weed it out of our daily lives.
Rogue Valley Farm to School educates children about our food system through hands-on farm and garden programs, and by increasing local foods in school meals. They inspire an appreciation of local agriculture that improves the economy and environment of our community and the health of its members.
by Jocelynn Anderson – MFC Owner & Owner of Well Earth Goods
Grocery hauls are frequently loaded with packaging, plastic, and waste. Learning to avoid this unnecessary trash is an important component of the zero waste lifestyle and helps protect your health and the beautiful planet we live on!
An interview with Jon Steinman, author of Grocery Story – The Promise of Food Co-ops in the Age of Grocery Giants
1. You interviewed scores of people in communities all over Canada and the USA. What did people value most about their local co-op?