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December 9, 2015
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We’ve gathered our favorite tips for wrapping and decorating holiday gifts without excessive wrapping paper or spending much (or any!) money on wrapping.
January 8, 2013
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The Do Something Reel™ Film Festival continues this month with Betting The Farm, a documentary that follows a group of Maine dairy farmers who launch their own milk company in a bid to save their farms.
December 4, 2012
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The Do Something Reel™ Film Festival continues this month with Delicious Peace Grows in a Ugandan Coffee Bean, which tells the inspiring story of interfaith peace through coffee.
November 6, 2012
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The Do Something Reel™ Film Festival continues this month with Food Stamped, an educational and humorous documentary following a couple as they attempt to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet on a food stamp budget.
October 2, 2012
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The Do Something Reel™ Film Festival continues this month with The Love of Beer, a film that raises a glass to women who are dedicating their lives to craft beer – and in turn fighting stereotypes and changing the way the world views women's roles.
September 4, 2012
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The Do Something Reel™ Film Festival continues this month with Lunch Line, which takes a new look at the National School Lunch Program by exploring its past, current challenges and opportunities for the future.
August 1, 2012
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The Do Something Reel™ Film Festival continues this month with GROW!, a documentary that captures the energy and independence of a fresh crop of young farmers.
July 1, 2012
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The Do Something Reel™ Film Festival continues this month with Truck Farm and King Corn – two films that will have you brainstorming ways to ensure the sustainability of our food system.
June 2, 2012
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A profound, alternative look at the bee crisis, Queen of the Sun takes us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive.
May 2, 2012
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As the most dammed, dibbed and diverted river in the world struggles to support thirty million people across the western United States and Mexico, the peace-keeping agreement known as the Colorado River Pact is reaching its limits.
April 22, 2012
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Today we're launching the Do Something Reel™ Film Festival, an online collection of provocative, character-driven films that focus on food, environmental issues and everyday people with a vision of making a world of difference.
April 19, 2012
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Whole Foods Market partners with Cork ReHarvest to make it easy to properly dispose of natural cork at most of our stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
April 15, 2012
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Around Earth Day you’ll hear lots of talk about saving our planet. But making those smart and sometimes challenging choices every day is what's going to get the job done.
April 14, 2012
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Choose wild-caught seafood that is relatively abundant and caught in environmentally friendly ways, and you’ll get delicious fish and will help ensure fish for future generations.
April 12, 2012
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But what do you do with all of those containers from yogurt, cream cheese, hummus, take-out and other plastic food storage with the #5 on the bottom? Not many recycling programs take them, but we do!
April 11, 2012
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This month we're excited to kick off the online Do Something Reel Film Festival, a collection of provocative, character-driven films that focus on food, environmental issues and everyday people with a vision of making a world of difference.
April 3, 2012
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From using reusable shopping bags, water bottles and coffee mugs when you’re on-the-go to recycling, composting and using cleaners with eco-conscious ingredients when you’re at home, your green opportunities are endless.
March 31, 2012
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As of this Earth Day (April 22), we no longer carry red-rated wild-caught fish in our seafood departments. Learn how to make responsible seafood choices.
January 26, 2012
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Tell us your kid eco-hero’s story in our Kids for Our Planet contest for a chance to win a pre-screening of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax in your hometown theater for 200 friends and family.
January 12, 2012
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The less you toss the more you save. Can a few minutes of focus on your fridge contents save money AND the planet?
December 26, 2011
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With the holidays behind us, has the urge to purge taken hold of you? Here are some tips to clear out the old stuff responsibly.
December 21, 2011
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Can you throw a fabulous holiday party and fulfill 2012 resolutions at the same time? Here are some use-me-now tips for keeping it greener while having a good time.
November 20, 2011
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Every year I try to be more mindful about how my entertaining, decorating and gift giving affects the environment. Some studies say that household waste in the US increases by 20 to 25% during the holidays. Yikes!
October 16, 2011
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Sometimes less is more, especially when it comes to many of the chemicals found in conventional cleaning supplies.
September 26, 2011
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Teens Turning Green is calling on high school and college students to take on a 30-day eco lifestyle challenge. Learn how you can change the world and win prizes.
September 23, 2011
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We think you deserve to know what’s in your household cleaning products. Don’t you? Get the dirt on full-disclosure labeling.
April 22, 2011
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We’re no longer selling red-rated swordfish and tuna as of Earth Day. Find out more!
April 22, 2011
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Do you need a spring-cleaning makeover? Learn about some great choices and add a comment by May 10th for a chance to win a slew of “green” household cleaning products!
April 21, 2011
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Unsure how to get the greenest clean? Choosing household cleaning products just got easier with our new Eco-Scale™ Rating System!
April 20, 2011
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Looking for an eco-friendly project for the kids? Try this simple bird feeder made from a recycled milk (or non-dairy beverage) carton.
April 15, 2011
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Got hungry birds? Make a DIY bird biscuit and hang it anywhere that birds can reach it! Kids will love this earth-friendly project.
April 15, 2011
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Eat your way to a greener planet! Here are some simple ways to make food choices that positively impact our environment and celebrate Earth Month.
April 11, 2011
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Support green filmmakers! A portion of tickets sales from our Do Something Reel™ Film Festival goes toward grants to help fund new films.
April 10, 2011
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It wouldn’t be Earth Month without some green-living tips, right? Each week in April, we’ll feature some of our favorites and hope you’ll share yours.
April 9, 2011
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Thanks to everyone who recycles plastic, we’re introducing some new eco-friendly packaging in our Whole Body™ department that uses post-consumer recycled plastic. Learn how to find the new stuff!
April 8, 2011
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Make a DIY fossil from coffee grounds! This simple earth-friendly project is a fun way to help kids immortalize their favorite small objects.
April 2, 2011
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Do Something Reel features six provocative films focused on passionate people making a world of difference. Find a screening near you!
April 2, 2011
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Earth Day is April 22nd and we love taking the whole month of April to celebrate. Here’s a look at some of the fun things we have planned. Together we can make a difference!
March 31, 2011
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Grow herbs in a can! This simple earth-friendly project will get the kids (or your inner child) gardening and recycling all at once.
December 26, 2010
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Green up your clean up after the holidays with tips on reusing, recycling and donating from our Green Mission Team.
December 15, 2010
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Rethinking the way you wrap gifts can really green-up your holidays. Check out our tips, and share your own for greener holiday giving.
December 12, 2010
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Green up while you party down! We’ve got tips on how to reduce waste at holiday parties. How do you green your holidays?
December 9, 2010
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Precycling aligns your shopping practices with your green principles. Learn what it means and get tips for ways to reduce waste this holiday season.
December 2, 2010
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Here are a few tips from the Whole Foods Market Green Mission Team to help us rethink holiday cards. Got tips? Share ‘em!
November 30, 2010
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Here are a few tips from the Whole Foods Market Green Mission Team to help you rethink your approach to holiday lights. Got tips? Share ‘em!
November 29, 2010
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Here are a few tips from the Whole Foods Market Green Mission Team about shopping for a Christmas tree. Got tips of your own? Share ‘em!
October 21, 2010
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While I know we don’t do it for the awards, it certainly feels good when others recognize the importance Whole Foods Market places on green issues.
September 18, 2010
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Jim is our Store Supplies and Services Specialist for Whole Foods Market's Rocky Mountain Region.