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This is My Year to... Make Simple Changes

By Paige Brady, January 22, 2010  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Brady
makesimplechgs While the New Year provides a framework for making life changes, any time is a good time to strive for positive growth. What's nice is that simple changes can have big impacts. Here are some ideas that don't ask a lot of you but really deliver. And speaking of asking just a little of you, we're asking you to take a simple action and declare your food-related mantra on our Facebook This is My Year to... app. By voting (daily through January), your support could earn the Non-GMO Project, The Organic Center's Mission Organic 2010 or Growing Power an extra $10,000 donation above the $10k we are already donating to each. This is a simple thing to do that will make a huge impact! Reduce Packaging to Reduce Cost - One of the easiest ways to save money, yet still enjoy high-quality, additive-free foods is to shop the bulk bins. You can select just as much or as little as you need and you're paying for less packaging and its associated manufacturing and transportation costs. Choose for the Future - When looking for convenience, look for better choices. Choose disposable plates, napkins and paper towels made from 100% recycled content paper, recycled plastic, or bamboo paper without chlorine bleaching. Future generations will thank you. Clean Green - One of the easiest things you can do to help preserve our planet is to switch out all your household cleaning products and detergents with safer alternatives. These days there are effective choices in every category for a fresh, clean home with no guilt. Get My Glow on with Natural Cosmetics - What you apply to your skin can get absorbed into your body. Natural makeup is made with significantly fewer synthetic ingredients and a higher percentage of active botanical ingredients and color from plants and minerals…and no testing on animals! Share the Love - Whole Foods Market makes it easier than ever to shop for and prepare wholesome natural and organic foods for your family and friends. Our gift cards make it easy to share that quality even when family and friends are far away or need a healthy reminder. rememberbagsTry Something New - The bulk bins are a great place for discovery! You can purchase small amounts of products so that everyone in the family can try something new. It's also great for stocking up on granola, grains, beans and pasta, the staples of wholesome family meals. Remember My Bags - While many supermarkets are just starting to "get it," we've been offering re-usable shopping bags for decades. And, to reward you, we've always given you money back every time you re-use a bag at the register. Now it's up to you to remember them!
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screwdestiny says ...
Yes, this is my year to remember my bags! I'm so bad at that. I have several reusable bags for every grocery store I shop at, but I only remember them about 25% of the time. That needs to change.
01/22/2010 4:24:01 PM CST
Robin Feltner says ...
Agreed! I adore the eco-cognizance we have today. I'm proud to say that I am doing my part ...my company's core foundation is based on green practices and principals. Very happy to see more and more green companies.
01/23/2010 11:59:43 AM CST
alyssa says ...
i think the discounts based on how healthy your employess are is a great idea. we need to support people who do well with their health! it isnt discrimination, it is a benefit for those who fit the criteria, anyone can be healthy that wants to be!
01/26/2010 3:35:35 PM CST
Debra Thomas says ...
This is the first year I have actually started to learn about all the things you listed above. You company is amazing and I submitted a request for a store in our city. I am wish we had a store with this where we live. You all are amazing and make me want to move to be closer :) Thanks for all you do. Deb
01/26/2010 5:09:39 PM CST
newly converted says ...
This is my year to spend a little more on groceries to buy products that are healthy for my family. We are going organic!
01/29/2010 12:49:11 PM CST
Jaime says ...
Would love to see grapes, green beans, and cherries sold in the produce department without being pre-bagged in plastic bags, so we can use our re-useable produce bags and ditch the landfill-bound film plastic.
08/31/2011 1:34:54 AM CDT
janejohnson says ...
@Jamie What a great suggestion. For the best approach to working towards this goal, I encourage you to reach out to your community store. Each store makes these types of changes based on the encouragement and suggestions from their customers, like you! Please follow the below link to identify your community store and you will be provided contact information for that store. Thanks for your thoughtfulness. http://wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/
08/31/2011 9:13:10 AM CDT