Time to remember to ALWAYS carry your own cup. It's more than just coffee, too, it's all those throw-away drinks, covered food trays. And don't forget the sippers! (Though so far, I've not found one that truly works, so maybe we DON'T need straws?) Here's the story ... Is your recycled item TRULY recycled? To sustain a thriving café culture, we must ditch the disposable cup. Date: March 1, 2021 Source: University of South Australia Summary: Takeaway coffees - they're a convenient start for millions of people each day, but while the caffeine perks us up, the disposable cups [...]
We received this wonderful email and request from one of our members. Please let Yvette know if you can help! What a wonderful way to celebrate a holiday, working together and building community! Thanks Yvette for reaching out and organizing this! Hi there, I am part of your Moving to Conservers group. I am reaching out to you from my non-profits email today though because we are partnering with Brevard Rotary to do trash pick up on Wilson Rd on March 13th. Would you and some of your members be willing to join my team? I need 5+ people to [...]
The Cedar Mountain Canteen is open! Owners John and myself and Greg and Stephanie Thomas opened the day before Thanksgiving and it was everything we hoped it would be, awesome! We are striving to operate at zero-waste and that will be closer to a reality when we get our commercial dish washing facility installed. We have also set up a prototype recycling station we will make permanent after testing it for a bit. The response has been wonderful and we look forward to creating a model zero-waste operation. Our hours are Thursday thru Monday from 3 - 7 pm. We [...]
For me, one of the most interesting parts of moving to a zero-waste community is looking at the thought of waste differently. I often ask myself: When and why did it become OK to waste something? There are so many businesses we need in our community to support a move to zero-waste it is exciting. The first in my mind is a business that helps us divert food waste from the landfill. We received so many excellent ideas during our essay contest to solve that problem. We have put some in practice and need to continue to do that at [...]
One of our members sent this to share. We wanted to pass it along.
Since purchasing the Cedar Mountain Canteen with Greg and Stephanie Thomas, we have been busy getting ready to open in November. We are making a lot of changes. We are focused on being a zero-waste business and that means we will be serving in real glasses. Instead of purchasing an inventory of glassware, we have decided to borrow glassware from Transylvania Shares! We attended their board meeting last week and made our pitch and it was approved unanimously. How about that! Transylvania Shares helping a new business get off the ground while practicing reuse and sharing! Installing a commercial kitchen [...]