Day 1: Locavore Challenge

Today marks Day One of the U.S. Green Chamber’s Locavore Challenge! In preparation for this month’s event, I emptied out my refrigerator of all non-local food by enlisting the help of friends and family. I never realized that this would include all condiments, dressings, and cooking oil! After writing down a list of foods that…

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Why Eat Locally?

Here at the U.S. Green Chamber we are challenging ourselves to eat only locally produced food for the month of July.  You may have heard terms such as “locavore” or “The 150 Mile Challenge.” What you may not understand is why this is an important movement.  Here are a few reasons why local eating is…

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Office Depot Member Benefits

The group buying power of the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce provides members savings of up to 60% off a core list of more than 175 most commonly purchased items, 175 Green items, savings up to 70% off print and copy jobs, and 5% off most other items in the store (excluding furniture and technology).…

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Fracking Update: “New Jersey Senate Bans Treatment of Fracking Waste”

  New Jersey legislators approved legislation on Monday banning the treatment or storage of fracking waste in the state. The natural gas drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is not taking place in New Jersey. But legislators and environmentalists are concerned about the state’s proximity to Pennsylvania, a shale gas fracking hot spot that sends some drill…

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Going Local with the U.S. Green Chamber

A locavore is a person who makes an effort to eat food that is grown, raised, or produced locally usually within 100 miles from their home. Eating locally not only raises awareness about where our food comes from but also helps the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation of products and helps…

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