Starbucks makes largest environmental commitment to date

Today in a public letter citing the company’s enduring mission to inspire and nurture the human spirit, Starbucks chief executive officer Kevin Johnson announced a multi-decade commitment to be a resource-positive company, aspiring to give more than it takes from the planet. The announcement included science-based preliminary targets for the reduction of carbon emissions, water use and waste by 2030, and outlined five strategies the company has identified to move toward them.

Ford Partners with McDonald’s to Reduce Waste

“McDonald’s commitment to innovation was impressive to us and matched our own forward-thinking vision and action for sustainability,” said Debbie Mielewski, Ford senior technical leader, sustainability and emerging materials research team. “This has been a priority for Ford for over 20 years, and this is an example of jump starting the closed-loop economy, where different industries work together and exchange materials that otherwise would be side or waste products.”

From Recycling Bin to Underbody Skin; Ford Recycles 1.2 Billion Plastic Bottles Every Year for Vehicle Parts

Ford Motor Company is helping to play a major role in promoting environmentally friendly auto parts, and one way they’re doing that is by using recycled plastic bottles for underbody shields on all cars and SUVs, and wheel liners on F-Series trucks.

Feast Tofino This Weekend! ? Feast celebrates coastal food culture and sustainability.

There are still tickets available for the Bite of the Nite, seafood competition featuring local legends: 

Sensory Symposium sponsored by Okanagan College Sunday, April 28

Join us for the inaugural sensory symposium, sponsored by Okanagan College. At this unprecedented one day event, you’ll participate in blind tastings, seminars, interact with winemakers from all over BC and discuss trending topics in the wine industry.

Garagiste North – Sperling Vineyard Kelowna

It was with a touch of nostalgia that I participated in Garagiste North this year.  The first time I attended this wine festival was at Kelowna’s Laurel Packinghouse in 2015, just as I was starting the BC Wine Trends blog.  That weekend I started friendships with some passionate BC winemakers that actively support my blogging … Read more Garagiste North – Sperling Vineyard Kelowna

Ford Canada Summer Sustainability Feast #FarmtoCar

  It was an evening to learn, visit and dine at UBC Farm hosted by Ford Canada who introduced us to their sustainability initiative. There is a lot more going on under the hood and in the body and interior of your Ford vehicle than you would ever imagine. The purpose of the evening was … Read more Ford Canada Summer Sustainability Feast #FarmtoCar