As a society of consumers, we have some deep feelings of guilt and shame that surround the topic of sustainability. It’s time to place your eco-guilt in the compost and try a different approach.
Why so guilty? Understanding the shame around sustainability.
As we work towards a more sustainable world, we are forced to rethink not only WHAT we consider disposable but WHO we consider disposable.
Blendily is a skincare kitchen based in Portland, Oregon. We got to chat with founder, Ivy Chuang, who was motivated to create Blendily by her daughter’s birth.
Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe serves an entirely vegan menu. They have three locations in Seattle: Greenwood, West Seattle, and Queen Anne. In this conversation with the Greenwood kitchen manager, Careth Wilkinson-Davis, we learn about the cafe’s growth over the years and creative ways to reduce waste in a restaurant.
Scoop Marketplace is a zero waste grocery store in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. You can bring your own containers to purchase bulk dry foods, herbs, spices, personal care products, household products, and more! In this conversation with the owner, Stephanie Lentz, we learn about how she decides which products she sells, her personal definition of sustainability, and what’s coming next for Scoop.
Girlfriend Collective is an activewear brand based in Seattle. We got to learn more about their environmentally and socially responsible initiatives including their new closed loop manufacturing program, ReGirlfriend, in this interview.
Lois Ko is the owner of Sweet Alchemy Ice Creamery which has two locationsin Ballard and the U District in Seattle. In our conversation, she shares her journey from being an ice cream scooper to an ice cream shop owner, how she’s managed to reduce waste in her business, and her advice for other business owners.
Scott Andersen is the Co-founder and Director of Stakeholders Stewardship at Artisan Dental which is located in Madison, Wisconsin. In our conversation, he shares about the decision to get Artisan Dental certified as a B Corp, some examples of the positive environmental impacts of that decision, and his advice for business owners who want to take the first step in becoming more sustainable.