Monday, May 25, 2009
It is an extensive resource for information relating to business and how it is interfacing with concerns, opportunities, and governance in a marketplace that is increasingly interested in the environmental impacts of its decisions.
Check it out.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Love donation for the Center. Bring your favorite crochet hook, or you can borrow one at T2T.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
The "PlantBottle™" is currently made through an innovative process that turns sugar cane and molasses, a by-product of sugar production, into a key component for PET plastic.
This is ironic in that Coke uses high-fructose corn syrup as the sweetener in its beverages. This is generally the result of price supports for sugar and subsidies to the corn industry.
It should also be noted that in Florida much of the sugar cane waste is burned along with yard waste from places such as South Florida for energy.
While this may not be "the answer", Coke should be commended for trying something new. This bottle reuses waste, and decreases our dependence on foreign oil. Let's hope for a 100% waste-based bottle in the future that is also compostable.
Monday, May 11, 2009
A warning: The movie is honest and those in denial may be uncomfortable with its portrayal of certain elements of our society.
Check out the NYT article. Then watch the video.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Valley Forge is the largest producer of decorative fabrics for the hospitality industry. All fabrics sold by Valley Forge are designed for use in the hospitality and commercial industry.
called FRESH – Fabrics Redefining Environmental Standards for
Hospitality. FRESH products are made from 100 percent post-consumer
recycled polyester – from PET plastic beverage bottles. Some of the materials donated to T2T include the FRESH product line and can serve as a sample of what can be produced from everyday recycling.
The recycled content material costs more to produce but Valley Forge has chosen to accept lower margins to ensure that this product is competitive in the market.
Valley Forge is one of the companies in south Florida making a difference and we are glad at T2T to work with them.
The move is finally done. Our new Center is easier to navigate and more organized. We could not have done it with all our great Board members and volunteers. And a friendly landlord that gave us month to move our stuff over. Here are some pictures. Hope to see you soon.