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Scrumptious Butternut Squash Recipe

This recipe uses some seasonal vegetables, so save this one for those “chilly” Florida January days. Most of these veggies are grown closer to home, which means fewer emissions than non-seasonal produce that needs to be shipped (or flown) across the world. However, what makes it even more

Surviving Your Resolution

Happy New Year! Last week’s blog talked about strategies for setting New Year's resolutions that have a positive environmental impact. This week, I want to talk about how to see those resolutions through!  Maybe you are the type of person who sets a resolution, accomplishes it, and then moves

Time for a Green New Year!

It's that time of year again! That's right, it's resolution season. The time to admit we have faults and make some form of public declaration that we intend to address them. Well, what if this year it’s not our personal faults we work against, but society's... ooh, meta... As we at Gumbo

Sustainable Christmas Tree Takedown

Now that the holiday season is complete its time to clean up, but what to do with your tree?    If you opted for a plastic tree this season, it is important the tree continues to be used for years to come to offset its carbon footprint. If you do not wish to use it another year, consider

Pan de Agua Recipe

Okay, I know what you're thinking, "who makes bread at home?"   Well, I am here to tell you that we should all be making bread at home!    Bread is fundamental. It's easy, it's fun, and your house will smell amazing! Every food culture I know of (important caveat) has some form of

Food Security in the City

Now that we are in the Holiday season it is important to remember that no diet is sustainable when there are people in our communities without access to food. Healthy and sustainable diets should provide enough calories and nutrients for the whole human population and a sustainable food system

'Tis the Season for Sustainability

Many of us agree that the last three months of the year are the best. Fall festivities, family dinners, and holiday lights bring us warm memories and cheery feelings. So, whether you simply light a candle, or turn your home into a winter wonderland, there are eco-friendly alternatives to most of

Sustainable Gift Giving

During the season of gift giving there are many sustainability challenges we face. There is one million extra tons of garbage waste produced each week over the holiday season!  It is more important than ever to find gifts which are not only low impact on the environment but also useful for

Sustainable recipe of the week: Pumpkin Pie

  This delicious pie recipe is not only plant-based, but it also helps to fight food waste! Globally, around one quarter of the food we produce is wasted and in the United States that number is closer to 30-40%. What does this mean? It says that a large portion of the emissions, land use,

Sustainable recipe of the week: Fall Harvest Mac n' Cheese

This recipe is adapted from @kindheartymeals    This delicious plant-based mac n' cheese recipe is a warm, comforting, soon to be family favorite that sneaks seasonal vegetables onto your young one’s plate! Pluse, the plant-based dairy alternatives help bring a smaller