environment

Wanted: Big Food Fix

I’ve been away for a stretch, and my family and I haven’t missed the pervasive environment of junk food back home in the USA. Health experts and concerned citizens have discussed the matter in detail while offering ambitious solutions, but without wide-scale environmental changes, junk food will continue to dominate much of our food landscape. Natasha …

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Minimize waste with a lunchbox spork

Reusable food containers and tools help cut the waste. The spork, that practical spoon-fork-knife combo, isn’t just for kids – but it works well for the lunchbox-toting school crowd. We use sporks for campouts, school lunches and day trips, and the reusable utensils always make the return trip back to a sudsy sink. If you’re packing a lunch, planning a picnic or just …

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Grounds for Change-sample this fair trade organic coffee

The message came across clearly when I received this parcel of Fair Trade coffee from one among you. Thank you, friend! The Grounds for Change Fair Trade organic coffee helps support fair trade economics and wakes up the household with a bold selection of brews. Sample the Grounds for Change coffees for gift ideas, fundraising …

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Drop this in your shopping cart

Need a gift idea? Recycle this one from one of Austin’s earth-friendly peacemakers. This colorful bag cheers Central Texas with its bright floral design. I don’t know if these bags are still on the market, but H-E-B used to stock this recycled product. We like this concept for gift giving — the bag and the attached refreshments!