It’s hard to believe that it’s almost time to break out the winter wardrobe! The holiday season approaches so quickly, and it seems that there is never enough time for all the shopping, decorating, and baking that comes along with it. Often times, searching for the perfect pie recipe can feel like a daunting task. How do […]
A Look at Nutiva’s Zero Waste Initiative
By Gretchen Grani
Early this year we launched an initiative to become a Zero Waste Facility. Such goals challenge the prevailing practices of corporations, whose landfill trash typically includes 47% reusable material. The largest portion of this reusable waste is compostable and comes from food scraps, yard clippings, and manufacturing byproducts, while the remainder is in the form of cardboard, paper and lumber.
In an internal trash audit at Nutiva’s headquarters and manufacturing facility, we found opportunities to innovate and improve our disposal procedures. We began with shifting perspectives to view waste as misplaced resources and a potential revenue source. We also educated employees about their role in the solution and restructured office and production systems to reduce waste.
by Sarah Kay Hoffman Power, strength and courage typically comes from a place deep within because of life’s circumstances and experiences. These are the circumstances and experiences that give us the power to help change the current food system. Every single one of our voices counts, and this became evident at the Shiftcon Media Conference our […]
A Nutiva Foundation Program to Empower Youth By Gretchen Grani At Nutiva, we support several youth-leadership focused nonprofits through the Nutiva Foundation. These nonprofits create meaningful experiences for youth and at the same time teach important life and job skills. As a result of participating in the programs, these young people gain confidence, knowledge and […]
by Sarah Kay Hoffman There are probably a thousand different ways to drink that morning cup ‘o joe: with sugar, without sugar, with frothed milk, with coconut milk, with honey and almond milk or coconut sugar and organic creamer, etc., etc. But recently, a new way of drinking the morning glory has entered thousands of cups: […]
by Sarah Kay Hoffman What is coconut flour? Coconut flour is a versatile flour, finely ground from dried coconut meat. Why choose coconut flour? Coconut flour has a lower glycemic index than traditional flours, and its rich texture and natural sweetness make it great for baking. It is a popular flour to bake with for those who […]