Alternatives to Mother’s Day

Alternatives to Mother’s Day

May 9th Alternatives to Mother’s Day May is a beautiful spring month. Flowers are blooming; wisteria and cherry blossoms are pastel and comforting. The weather is finally warm enough for flowy dresses and shorts. This is time to reconnect after months of...

Fair Trade Picks for Mother’s Day

Fair Trade Picks for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9th. Fair Trade Day is Saturday, May 8th. If you celebrate Mother’s Day with gift-giving, you can use this opportunity to support Fair Trade certified businesses as well! You can read more about the Fair Trade philosophy and...

Local Flavors Recipe Challenge Winners

Local Flavors Recipe Challenge Winners

Local Flavors Recipe Challenge Throughout MArch and April we challenged you to make the best recipes from three provided ingreedients lists. Here are our winners. The three winners will receive a $50 Co-op gift card. The Baker’s Challenge: Jia Hui Grapefruit...

Stop Food Waste Day

Stop Food Waste Day

April 28th is Stop Food Waste Day 33% of all food produced globally is lost or wasted every year 45% of root crops, fruit and vegetables produced globally is lost or wasted per year $1,866 the annual cost of food wasted by the average American family 25% of the food...

Earth Month – Economic Sustainability

Earth Month – Economic Sustainability

Economic sustainability is the “profit” in the “people, planet, and profit” holistic approach to sustainability. We’ve already explored environmental sustainability and social sustainability in previous blogs, so this week, we’ll focus on what it means to have a...

All Natural Allergy Relief

All Natural Allergy Relief

Seasonal allergies aren’t fun for anyone! Try these natural remedies to alleviate your symptoms. Stay Hydrated It seems like no matter what the ailment, staying hydrated is one way to prevent or improve it. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this is the case for seasonal...

Earth Month – Social Sustainability

Earth Month – Social Sustainability

As mentioned in our environmental sustainability blog post, capital “S” Sustainability is multifaceted. Of the three major branches of sustainability, social sustainability can be difficult to get a grip on. It is tough to quantify and can therefore feel nebulous,...

Earth Month – Environmental Sustainability

Earth Month – Environmental Sustainability

Happy Earth Month! Earth Day is right around the corner, and this time of year gets everyone thinking about the environment and climate change. Environmental sustainability is a broad topic, from waste production and recycling to agriculture and transportation...

Natural Home Cleaning

Natural Home Cleaning

Natural Cleaning Essentials Baking Soda Baking soda is one of the most versatile home cleaning ingredients. It’s a natural deodorizer, softens water, and cleans up proteins, grease, and animal messes. Baking soda is mildly abrasive, which makes it a safe option for...