Hello everyone! We wanted to provide you with a few simple suggestions that will help you eat more sustainably. In addition, we’ve gathered several resources that may be in your area to support you on your way down a road of more ethical and conscious decisions surrounding food sustainability.
Companies that want your food scraps.
Curbside Composter: Curbside food scrap collection.
Earth Stew Compost Service: Compost pickup for both homes and businesses.
Rooted Curbside Compost Service: Compost pickup service is another great option; plus, they offer a 5% neighborhood discount if 20 or more households in your neighborhood use them!
University of Wisconsin: Many campus buildings, such as the student unions, offer composting bins alongside their trash and recycling for students, faculty, staff, and guests. Find the complete list of these locations, as well as what’s compostable in them, here.
Residents may compost their yard waste (fallen leaves, grass clippings, or gardening detritus) here.
Residents can compost yard waste through municipal resources; learn more here.
Compost Crusader: A compost pickup service.
Compost Express: Curbside pickup of kitchen scraps for a weekly fee.
Kompost Kids: Free community composting sites citywide where you can bring your organic material from your kitchen or yard.
Don’t see your city listed? Check out this link to locate your city organizations; there are over 800 in Wisconsin (yay, we love compost)!
2. Choose locally produced food
When you buy something grown or produced locally, you’re supporting foods that have a lower carbon footprint; because they came from your area and not another country or continent (which uses a lot of fuel to be transported here). Below we have attached a link that will help you locate farmers’ markets near you. Most grocery stores offer a discounted shelf to pick up local products for a more affordable cost.
3. Keep doing the little things
Even implementing one small habit can make a difference. Whether you consciously consume the groceries in your fridge that will go bad soon before you eat something else or buy your daily coffee from a local coffee shop and support a small business- all these little conscious steps make a difference.
Let us know; what are some things you do that help you eat more sustainably?
We are going to be tabling at a Harvest Festival near Milwaukee and could use volunteers to staff the table and sell flower bulbs and garlic for a suggested donation. You don’t have to know much about food forests. Just show up, be friendly, and smile at people! Contact us if you would like to help! Here are the details:
Sunday, October 17th from 11 am – 2 pm
Urban Beets Cafe parking lot 3077 N. Mayfair, Wauwatosa