Emilie T., a senior at Rio Americano High School (Rio), takes the lead in launching a food scraps and recycling initiative at her school. Emilie’s journey began during her junior year at Rio when she reached out to BREATHE, with a vision of introducing the food scraps program to her school as soon as she returned for her senior year. […]
As we move from summer to fall, we are excited about the positive impacts on the environment with the return of our Food Scraps & Recycling Program in Twin Rivers Unified School District (TRUSD). TRUSD is reintroducing their Farmer’s Market at K-8th elementary schools in the district to sample local, healthy produce to students. These markets encourage students to make […]
The health of the environment is directly threatened by air pollution. Safeguarding our environment and air quality becomes the key to preserving lung health, for thriving wildlife habitats and ensuring a brighter future for all. Last month, our Food Scraps & Recycling team represented BREATHE at the Walk on the Wildside at the beautiful Bufferlands in Sacramento. This remarkable gathering […]
We are proud to say that our Food Scraps programs have helped students to learn how to properly dispose of their food scraps, helped to divert food waste from piling up in landfills, and reduced carbon emissions. Teachers are also proud of their students, especially one of Babcock Elementary’s 3rd grade teachers, Brittoni Ward. Keep reading to hear Brittoni’s account […]
Did you know that in the United States, we waste about 108 billion pounds of food every year? That means that about 30-40 percent of the U.S. food supply ends up in the trash can where it is then sent to the landfill. While more food scraps are being collected for compost due to new California state mandates, food waste […]
Conversations about food waste traditionally focus on the sustainability of our food system, food systems are complicit in the same institutionalized racism embedded in so many systems in the US and around the world.