Did you know that approximately 40% of food produced in the US goes to waste from our farms, grocery stores, restaurants and our homes? The majority of that waste comes from our very own kitchens and 90% of all this food waste and scraps end up in landfill as opposed to turning this valuable resource into nutrient-rich soil by composting it.
Not only that but 67% of street litter in the Bay Area comes from single-use disposable food packaging. As consumers, we have the power to buy healthy food that is package free with simple products that minimize our contribution to the waste stream.
Join us in this Waste-Free Shopping Tour of San Francisco's famous Rainbow Grocery!
Attendees will learn from Ambatalia founder, Molly de Vries, the principles of a non-disposable life. These include how to simplify, organize, and manage the way we shop for food; Why it's important to buy organic- non-GMO, how to store it; and how to decide what to compost, recycle, or send to landfill.
Molly shows us the positive influence minimizing food and packaging waste has not only on our personal health and pocketbooks, but to our soil, waterways, and those who produce our food. Buy shopping locally, seasonally and in bulk, we increase food security, support food justice, and lessen the impact on our oceans and climate change for a sustainable future.
Founded in 1975, Rainbow is a 200 member worker-owned cooperative which prides itself on offering the Bay Area's greatest selection of organic and local bulk products at competitive prices. Following this tour, you'll come away inspired to take actions big and small to manage your personal 'footprint', and carry your skills to a grocery store near you.
This event is free but space is limited to the first (8) people who register.
*Attendees will receive a follow-up confirmation with a list of items to prepare in advance, along with directions and parking. Carpooling is encouraged so let us know where you're located and if you're offering or need a ride so we can help facilitate that.
Did you know that approximately 40% of food produced in the US goes to waste from our farms, grocery stores, restaurants and our homes? The majority of that waste comes from our very own kitchens and 90% of all this food waste and scraps end up in landfill as opposed to turning...