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Rifle Paper Co Has A Card For You

Rifle Paper Co Has A Card For You

There is no question about where you can find a greeting card; you can go just about anywhere to purchase a greeting card for almost any occasion. However, do the words inside the card reflect how you feel about that particular person or moment, probably not. […]

GT’S SPRING EDITION KOMBUCHA BLOOM

GT’S SPRING EDITION KOMBUCHA BLOOM

Winter is gone, and spring is finally here. Although I must say I greatly enjoyed the winter edition kombucha with rose, blood orange, and hibiscus time doesn’t stop for anything. Recently, I tried GT’S bloom spring edition kombucha filled with notes of elderflower, jasmine, and […]

America’s Green Wireless Network

America’s Green Wireless Network

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Verizon Wireless famous checkmark maybe red, but they are also green in so many ways. The national telecommunications company exceeded their goal in 2009 to reduce their carbon footprint by 50% by 2020. Since then the company has set a new goal to cut their carbon intensity in half over 2016 levels by 2025. Verizon has been tackling many inefficiencies that come with operating one of nation’s largest wireless network. Numerous companies love to greenwash consumers with a bunch of information that sounds like they are doing something great for the environment, but Verizon Wireless is truly making a difference day in and day out to help persevere our beautiful planet earth.

Now, the big question is how are they reaching their goals quickly and what types of sustainable practices are being implemented? The past six years Verizon Wireless has been investing in green energy by using solar and fuel cell technology to help power many of their facilities. The wireless company has developed sustainable programs that help wireless customers become eco-conscious, and Verizon also has an annual corporate responsibility report that reports their progress and sustainable goals for the future.

Verizon Wireless currently has a device recycling program that rewards customers recycling their unwanted phones to keep them out of the landfills that could negatively impact our ecosystem. This is great because there are so many wireless users that are always looking to upgrade their phones. Just think of the number of phones that go unwanted after their two years is up or when wireless users are due for an upgrade. If you step back and think about all the consumers in America that use a wireless device, we are talking a vast number of phones that are potentially going into the landfill daily, simply because most wireless users have no idea what to do with their old phones. The other plus to recycling cell phones is it opens the door to producing something new out of recyclable elements that later would have been emitting something toxic into the air. According to Verizon, in 2017 customers returned millions of devices for recycling, now that is something to brag about in this technology-driven era.

Meeting sustainable goals is a top priority at Verizon they are providing and coming up with green solutions for numerous industries around the nation that generally produce staggering amounts of emissions a year, including transportation, construction, utilities, healthcare, and many others industries. Verizon has been an energy star partner five years in a row by building retail stores that are energy-efficient. Verizon has proved their commitment to keeping our eco-system beautiful for years to come.

For more information on Verizon Wireless sustainable practices go to verizon.com/about/responsibility/sustainability

Featured Image: Verizon Wireless Basking Ridge Operational Headquarters

The Greenery Creamery

The Greenery Creamery

There is a scoop for everyone at downtown Orlando’s new ice cream boutique located in the retail plaza of the 420 east complex on church st. The first thing I noticed was the beautiful modern decor and the stylish ice cream cone light fixtures hanging from the […]

Health-Ade Kombucha Ginger-Lemon

Health-Ade Kombucha Ginger-Lemon

The famous fizzy beverage kombucha has been picking up steam for the past few years and consumers are slowly becoming aware of all the health benefits of kombucha. Kombucha bars are starting to pop up across America and one day it could be as popular […]

Welcome To The Parramore Farmers Market!

Welcome To The Parramore Farmers Market!

 

It’s Harvest Time!

The first farmers market organized by the city of Orlando opened in the Parramore district filled with vendors selling fresh local produce to combat the districts food dessert issue. One of the common problems in areas like the Parramore district is the lack of healthy foods available to help keep consumers in this area nourished. There are plenty of convenience stores filled with highly processed foods that are cheap but are causing obesity and other diet-related illnesses. What I love about this farmers market the most is that for the first time residents in Parramore will have access to fresh produce items that are either organic or produced without harmful toxic ingredients and that’s a big deal. Sometimes it’s not always the lack of knowledge but the lack of access to good food. Numerous consumers in this area have no form of transportation other than the city bus, and that can be a challenge when funds are already tight. Farmers Market guests that are on SNAP (food stamps) can purchase goods, and that makes everything more accessible and available for people in need of good healthy food. I enjoyed meeting all of the food vendors from the community garden program Growing Orlando to Fleet Farming. The farmers market will be open every Saturday morning from 8 am to 1 pm on the east side of the Orlando City Soccer Stadium. Come on out next Saturday and support the local community and start off the new year right. Happy New Year!

2017 Summer Reading List

2017 Summer Reading List

It’s finally the dog days of summer and our days are numbered. Fall is just around the corner,  you don’t want to miss out on a summer adventure. We have discovered four books that will inspire you to get out your salad bowl and toss […]

Dean Foods Co buys Uncle Matt’s Organic

Dean Foods Co buys Uncle Matt’s Organic

The best organic orange juice company recently was acquired by big food giant Dean Foods (DF). Devastating news, once again another small company sold. Two years ago, I went to Clermont, FL and visited Uncle Matt’s peach U-pick site. There were so many delicious peaches […]

Everything is $3 at new online retailer BRANDLESS!

Everything is $3 at new online retailer BRANDLESS!

Welcome to a new concept online and a new way to shop for affordable, sustainable items. Online retailer BRANDLESS is probably the next best thing since Amazon. Supermarket shopping is starting to get a little too complicated with so many different price points and brands that are competing with each other. I can understand why consumers are so confused as to what to purchase. Plus, the task of dodging food products loaded with so many crazy toxic ingredients.

BRANDLESS

BRANDLESS is a place where shopping is simple, sustainable, and fulfilling. What I love the most about BRANDLESS is everything is $3, and 75% of the products offered at BRANDLESS is certified organic. Price points and product availability are perfect in an era when most consumers would like to eat organic, but some supermarkets don’t make it affordable to do so. Brands are no longer a big deal to me if there is no sustainability. What matters most is transparency within our food system and where our food comes from, which brings me to my next great point about BRANDLESS. The company has banned over 400 harmful ingredients within food & beverages, household products, and health & beauty products. You can trust that everything is clean and don’t have to worry about crazy silly ingredients like high fructose corn syrup and other fillers that make grocery shopping complicated.

 

 

BRANDLESS

I recommend giving BRANDLESS a shot and seek the many items available for your convenience. There are shipping costs, but your first order is only $3. You can join their membership (B.More) and get FREE SHIPPING on orders $48 or more. If your order is under $9, they will only charge one flat rate. The time is now to start shopping with simplicity and peace of mind at BRANDLESS.

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4 Ice Cream Brands We Think You Should Know!

4 Ice Cream Brands We Think You Should Know!

Whether you consume ice cream or not, National Ice Cream Day just sounds fun to celebrate. We love the rich taste of high quality ice cream, so we thought it would be fun to share with you some of our favorite brands that will have […]