Lori Steele is the Executive Director of the West Coast Seafood Processors Association, the first seafood industry group in the United States to endorse and implement the United States Fisheries Industry Principles for Responsible Fisheries. ODP: Your organization represents seafood processors. What do processors do? LS: Seafood processors are companies that convert whole fish or […]Continue Reading 1340 words
The organizers of the16th annual International Folk Art Market (IFAM) in Santa Fe last week were determined to use the event to emphasize two important themes — the use of natural materials in folk are and the retention of cultural heritage and art-making traditions passed down through generations. Now they hope to scale the festival to […]Continue Reading 149 words
A company called Wild Type is working to create “better meat to address the most pressing challenges of our generation: climate change, food security, and health.” Overfishing is one of the most pressing risks of our generation – dwindling fishing stocks threaten the oceans ecosystems as well as our own way of life – but Wild Type is working towards finding a solution by developing sustainable alternatives.Continue Reading 448 words
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At the London Marathon yesterday, organizers tried something new to sustainably refresh runners and replace plastic bottles and paper cups that litter the route of most road races. According to CBS News, the 40,000 runners received a seaweed capsule filled with Lucozade Sport, an electrolyte drink that they could either eat or tear open and […]Continue Reading 116 words
Warning – we are going fashionista for a moment! Who knew that beautiful robins egg blue dress was gorgeous and sustainable!?!? And so was the red, off the shoulder stunner! The organization Red Carpet Green Dress has for the last ten years worked to raise awareness about the importance of more sustainable practices in fashion.Continue Reading 170 words
Looking for something original and sustainable for your favorite Valentine? Look no further! According to Vox, the impact of the shipping of cut flowers from South America for the U.S. Valentines Day market is huge — causing 360 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions alone. Last year 15,000 tons of flowers were shipped to the U.S. […]Continue Reading 174 words