• Time to Bulk Up

    It’s time to BULK up! Heading to the grocery often means coming home with lots of unneeded packaging. The average American produces 4.4lbs of household trash every day, most of that from single use wrapping. Buying in bulk can shrink that to a more sustainable number. So, bring your reusable bags and find a bulk grocery […]

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  • Who says you can’t take it with you?

    Did you know that Americans waste roughly 40% of our food supply? Or that global greenhouse gas emissions from food waste accounts for 8% of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions? According to Drawdown, a preeminent source on solutions to global warming, if ranked as a nation “food waste would be the third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases […]

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  • Raising the Bar

    The results are in and we have a clear winner. If you want a “green” clean, use a bar of soap and skip the liquids.  Using a life-cycle comparison, liquid options have an environmental footprint 10 times that of a traditional bar of soap! First off we can compare how they are produced.  Manufacturers load […]

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  • Food on the Go

    After a long road trip, is your car littered with coffee cups, soda bottles, sandwich and candy bar wrappers? How many boxed lunches have you eaten at work meetings where the volume of trash exceeded the size of the food you ate? How many plastic cups, stirrers and empty snack bags have you accumulated at […]

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  • Learning the 3Rs

    Ready to live more sustainably? Well, its time we go back to school and learn the 3R’s: REDUCE – REUSE – RECYLE This is the “Waste Hierarchy” and it can guide all of our consumer actions. At the top of the priority list is to reduce. This means we use new items only when we […]

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  • Finley’s birthday gift takes root in Kenya—18 trees for 18 years

    Today is Finley’s birthday and we’re in Nairobi, Kenya honoring the day with the Green Belt Movement, one of Finley’s first two grantees. Together with the GBM we began the planting of 18 trees for Finley’s 18 years. The trees are in a special space dedicated to Finley called the ‘Hope Space’ in Karura National […]

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  • Announcing the 2018 Grant Recipients—4 years of grants totaling $150,000!

    To soak in nature. To be moved and inspired. We are grateful to Finley for sharing this powerful feeling and for helping all of us to work together to do what we can for the environment. Thanks to the generosity of so many, today we are able to announce $50,000 in grants distributed to 5 […]

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  • Good News on Earth Day!

    Our final ‘Birthday to Earth Day’ post—before we announce our grants later today—is from Coleman, Finley’s big brother, and gives a little well deserved encouragement for all the efforts we have been making to green our ways. —  Everyone knows that humanity is causing the planet a few problems, and good news at the global […]

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  • Weed killer be gone

    Spring has spring, and so have the weeds.  Unfortunately, it also means that the annual assault from glyphosate, sold under the brand name Roundup®, is gearing up. The chemical, which is now found in the majority of U.S. rivers and streams, 70% of rainfall samples, and much of our non-organic food, has been declared a […]

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  • Inspiration, education, and getting your hands dirty!

    Today’s post is from a dear family friend,  and Finley fan (as you will see), Grace Pezzeminti. Whenever my uncle invited my father to go deep sea fishing, he would bring along his briefcase, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. That should give you an idea of how outdoorsy my family is. […]

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