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Month: December 2017
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What’s a zero-waste event?
A zero-waste event – business reception, workshop, party, or any function – takes action to reduce the amount of garbage from the event.
The 7-day Phoenix Open with 500,000 spectators went zero-waste. The fans loved it, the media was wowed and the sponsors were delighted. The PGA Tour’s largest event was a resounding success – your event will be too!
Why should my event be zero-waste?
- Fulfill public expectation
- Garner more sponsorships
- Fulfill the company mandate of sustainability
- Engage your employees
- Reduce environmental strain created by landfills
- It’s easy!
Here are our Top Ten tips for making your event zero-waste:
- Source recycled materials: Use materials with high post-consumer recycled content.
- Recycle and compost: Place more recycling and compost than trash bins at your venue.
- Engage your guests: Make them part of the effort. Put up easy-to-read signs, colour-code the bins and announce that your event is zero-waste.
- Get some help: Talk to your staff and volunteers about the zero-waste effort. Make sure everyone knows what goes in each bin!
- Find a venue that supports zero-waste: For a green event with a healthy dose of luxury, how about the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel?
- Find a caterer that support zero-waste: Forage Vancouver serves up tasty food with an emphasis on sustainability.
- Jazz up your online RSVP’s: Save on paper and give your event a sophisticated flair. Check out RSVPify for beautiful invitations.
- Use compostable utensils and dish-ware: For even the heartiest meals, we use Biodegradable Solutions.
- Decorate with reused or recyclable materials: Avoid balloons!
- Monitor the bins at the end of the day: It’s easy to forget about earlier efforts at the end of a long day. Guide your guests to the right bins with a smile.
And one more: share your zero-waste success! Post photos and thank your guests on social media after the event. Congratulate them on a productive day and being part of a green solution.
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Are your refrigerator and freezer organized?
Do you want them to be organized?
Refrigerator/freezer organization is something our house struggles with every.single.day. If it isn’t bad enough, that no two bottles can be the same size, they have to be varying shapes too. Factor in various leftovers, fruit and veggies, food intolerances and allergies and your refrigerator/freezer can begin to look like a war zone.
Hopefully, some of these refrigerator freezer organization tools, tips and hacks will help you do just that.
1. Reduce waste by putting expiring food in an “Eat Me First” box.
Even with the best of intentions, you always end up throwing out spoiled or expired food that was buried in the back of the refrigerator. Create an “Eat Me First” bin to prevent future waste.
2. Stand upside down condiment bottles in an egg carton.
Place your condiments upside down in an egg carton for an easier squeeze.
3. Cover your refrigerator shelves with plastic wrap for easy spill cleanup.
Use shelf liners to keep your stored items & shelves clean and protected. You will never have to wipe your protected surfaces again – simply throw your liners in the wash and reuse them. The cut to fit line pattern makes it easy to cut even pieces that will fit in any size drawer or shelf.
4. Glue magnets to the bottom of containers so they stick to the sides of your fridge.
Just by trimming adhesive magnetic sheets to fit on the bottom of small plastic storage containers, you can store things like nuts, seeds and herbs up and off of the valuable shelf space in your refrigerator.
5. Use magazine holders to create freezer shelves.
The 2 tier design allows for air circulation making this a great option for frozen food.
6. Keep things within reach with a Lazy Susan.
The secret to total kitchen organization is Lazy Susans—everywhere! Add a few to your refrigerator for easy access, and place a couple in your cabinets to totally eliminate that corner cabinet black hole phenomenon!
7. Organize items into food groups with dollar-store baskets.
Place foods and condiments that your family uses together often in designated baskets.
8. Decrease visual clutter by transferring condiments to matching squeeze bottles.
9. Make more room in a freezer by clipping opened bags underneath a shelf.
If you keep lots of frozen fruits and veggies around, use binder clips to fake a second shelf in your freezer.
10. Small Refrigerator Organization Drawers
Try these mini drawers for corralling small items that tend to float around your shelves or larger drawers. They look perfect for yogurt, snack bars,eggs, etc…