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Upcoming Event: James Beard Foundation Food Conference Examines How Money and Media Influence the Way America Eats

Second Annual National Food Conference – co-hosted by Good Housekeeping – puts “Sustainability on the Table”
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The second annual James Beard Foundation Food Conference ­ – “Sustainability on the Table: How Money and Media Influence the Way America Eats” – will take place at the Hearst Tower in New York City on October 12 and 13.
 
The invitation-only conference, co-hosted by Good Housekeeping, will be streamed live at www.jbffoodconference.org/live. Keep up with the conference and join in the conversation on Twitter, making sure to use the hashtag, #JBFTalk.
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The second annual James Beard Foundation Food Conference ­ – “Sustainability on the Table: How Money and Media Influence the Way America Eats” – will take place at the Hearst Tower in New York City on October 12 and 13.
 
The invitation-only conference, co-hosted by Good Housekeeping, will be streamed live at www.jbffoodconference.org/live. Keep up with the conference and join in the conversation on Twitter, making sure to use the hashtag, #JBFTalk.

Sodexo Recognized for FöD Hot Concept

Food On Demand brings high-tech, restaurant experience to college campuses
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Sodexo has been recognized by Nation’s Restaurant News as one of five winners of its 2011 Hot Concepts! Awards for its FöD (Food on Demand), a unique, technology-focused, casual-dining experience for its college campus customers.

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Sodexo has been recognized by Nation’s Restaurant News as one of five winners of its 2011 Hot Concepts! Awards for its FöD (Food on Demand), a unique, technology-focused, casual-dining experience for its college campus customers.

Wrap It Up: Packaging Solutions

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So many of us try to be responsible, eco-conscious consumers: we walk or bike to our local food co-op or natural foods store, our re-usable canvas shopping bags in tow. But try buying organic or green products that don’t come in petroleum-based plastic packaging and you’ll soon be presented with another slew of challenges. Those of us who’ve been frustrated by this reality will be happy to learn that there are some people and companies working to reduce the use of plastic packaging in the food industry.

Curiosity Sparking the Value in Green Living

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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In a perfect world, our world's energy is powered by renewable sources, business sustainability is the norm, and sustainable lifestyles abound.  While we're not quite there yet, as a sustainability consultant, I ask, "What will get us there?"  
 

SC Johnson Sponsors 20th Anniversary Survey, Finding Shifts in Consumer Green Attitudes and Behaviors

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Racine, WI - October 4, 2011 - Today, SC Johnson and GfK Roper Consulting released survey findings on American consumer green attitudes and behaviors, painting a compelling picture of the evolution of consumer interests and actions over the last two decades. The SC Johnson proprietary survey, which is part of the 20th Anniversary Green Gauge® survey, examines how American consumers’ environmental knowledge affects their actions and behaviors.

Kathryn Bar Stool from the Kristin Drohan Collection is Greenspiration Home American Made "Pick-of-the-Week!"

Furniture Line Reclaims Wood and Recaptures North Carolina Furniture Heritage
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Interior designer, Kristin Drohan partners with famiily-owned Hickory, NC furniture manufacturer to build eco-friendly furnishings, including this emblem stamped barstool.

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Interior designer, Kristin Drohan partners with famiily-owned Hickory, NC furniture manufacturer to build eco-friendly furnishings, including this emblem stamped barstool.

Fair Trade: Even in Tough Times, Growing Fast

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The proliferation of labels and claims at the grocery store can befuddle even the most conscientious consumer. What to buy? Organic produce? Locally grown vegetables? MSC-certified fish? Fair Trade coffee or chocolate? 

Yves Wing Chair from Shine by S.H.O. is Greenspiration Home American Made "Pick-of-the-Week!"

Furnishings BRANDED in Unique Design and Dedication to Sustainability
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Shine by S.H.O. design, like that seen in this YVES Wing Chair is distinctively modern and sleek.  The look is bold enough to distinguish it from an ever expanding sea of imported furnishings, yet suitable for a broad range of mainstream customers.  This approach to product design and development has been a cornerstone for the company's surprising press success and overall branding of the line.  Sustainability is also a key initiative.

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Shine by S.H.O. design, like that seen in this YVES Wing Chair is distinctively modern and sleek.  The look is bold enough to distinguish it from an ever expanding sea of imported furnishings, yet suitable for a broad range of mainstream customers.  This approach to product design and development has been a cornerstone for the company's surprising press success and overall branding of the line.  Sustainability is also a key initiative.

A Kinship with My Cabinetry

Why I’m So Glad I Sourced Locally
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Locally grown wood and locally sourced materials make a kitchen feel homier. 

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Locally grown wood and locally sourced materials make a kitchen feel homier. 

RecyclePix RoundUp

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Take a ride through the wild wild west with Sheriff McGee in this episode of The RecyclePix RoundUp Show! Starring Melissa McGinnis from Greenopolis TV.Yee-Haa!!

Watch the video >>>>>

RecyclePix is a new mobile photo-sharing app that lets you share photos of your recycling actions, earn points and win real rewards. 

You can share photos and vote on your friends' pics, all while earning Greenopolis points to redeem for cool prizes such as discounts on movies, food and travel. You even receive extra points for sharing your sustainable actions on Facebook and Twitter!

RecyclePix is now available in the Apple App Store for and iPad and the Android Marketplace for Android devices.

You can get it in the App Store for iPhone and iPad here: http://recy.cl/pBLdeI

You can get it in the Android Marketplace here: http://recy.cl/oPTkI1

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About Greenopolis
Greenopolis is dedicated to our users. We focus our attention on changing the world through recycling, waste-to-energy and conservation. We reward our users for their sustainable behavior on our website, through our Greenopolis recycling kiosks and with curbside recycling programs. Visit our site atwww.greenopolis.com to learn more!

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Take a ride through the wild wild west with Sheriff McGee in this episode of The RecyclePix RoundUp Show! Starring Melissa McGinnis from Greenopolis TV.Yee-Haa!!

Watch the video >>>>>

RecyclePix is a new mobile photo-sharing app that lets you share photos of your recycling actions, earn points and win real rewards. 

You can share photos and vote on your friends' pics, all while earning Greenopolis points to redeem for cool prizes such as discounts on movies, food and travel. You even receive extra points for sharing your sustainable actions on Facebook and Twitter!

RecyclePix is now available in the Apple App Store for and iPad and the Android Marketplace for Android devices.

You can get it in the App Store for iPhone and iPad here: http://recy.cl/pBLdeI

You can get it in the Android Marketplace here: http://recy.cl/oPTkI1

GRN17105

About Greenopolis
Greenopolis is dedicated to our users. We focus our attention on changing the world through recycling, waste-to-energy and conservation. We reward our users for their sustainable behavior on our website, through our Greenopolis recycling kiosks and with curbside recycling programs. Visit our site atwww.greenopolis.com to learn more!

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