Onyx is proud to sponsor the 2013 Good Food Festival and Localicious Event

Good Food Festival & Conference
March 14-16 at UIC Forum

Your choices matter. Come celebrate good food! Speakers include Sandor Katz on the Art of Fermentation and Fred Kirschenmann on Grassroots Biodiversity, plus DIY workshops on growing, making, and preserving food, and the Good Food Commons featuring backyard chickens, canning, and composting. There’s also artisan and farmer exhibitors, an Urban Ag bus tour, and an interactive Kids’ Corner. And don’t miss Steve Dolinsky MC’ing the Kimchi Challenge, and our Chef demos with Rick BaylessPaul Virant, and Carrie Nahabedian! Plus, Tradeshow, Policy Summit, and Financing Farm to Fork Conference. Come experience the movement that’s transforming the way we eat.

http://goodfoodfestivals.com/chicago/

Good Food Festival 2013

 

 

Turn your business green- Don’t forget to conserve water!

 

According to the Unite States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), we use nearly 50 percent more water than we did 25 years ago. If this rate of water use continues, it is estimated that there will be only half the water supply available for human consumption by 2025.

 
In green initiative for your company and home, it is easily overlooked that the need to conserve water. Water-saving programs can be developed for your business and find out ways to minimize the use of water. We might not be able to avoid using water, but we could definitely find ways to reduce unnecessary usage. It starts from correcting our bad habits and thoughtlessness.

 
Here are some information about conserving water tips.
http://water.epa.gov/polwaste/nps/chap3.cfm

http://wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve/index.php

The Greenest Restaurant in the Country

Uncommon Ground, a Chicago restaurant located in the Wrigleyville and Edgewater area, was recently named the “Greenest Restaurant in the Country”. Onyx Distribution & Services would like to congratulate the Uncommon Ground Restaurant for also being one of our long-time, loyal customers! We are extremely proud of you!

 

The "Greenest Restaurant in the USA": Uncommon Ground

 

Please read more about this article at http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=8465837.

 

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Living Green: Reuse, Recycle

It’s funny to think that the old, familiar phase–Reduce, Reuse, Recycle–also applies to the food we eat, but it does, says Darby Hoover, an NRDC expert on solid waste. Individual consumers can donate extra canned and nonperishable foods. Restaurants, institutions, and commercial venues can go one step further, donating perishable items, too. Feeding America, a nonprofit hunger-relief group, maintains a database of local food banks that participate in food recovery efforts: http://feedingamerica.org/how-we-fight-hunger/our-partners.aspx.

 

 

If you’re ready to start composting at home, check out NRDC’s Simple Steps fpr photos and instructions: http://www.simplesteps.org/how-tos/how-build-your-own-composter.

 

Short article from  Onearth Magazine (Spring 2010)

by Laura Wright

 

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ONYX Helps Produce NBC’s Green Plate Club

Onyx Distribution supports and produces Green Plate Club Chicago.

 

You can check out the Green Plate Club Chicago’s Facebook page at:

http://www.facebook.com/GreenPlateClubChicago

 

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Onyx Helps “Green” the University of Chicago

Onyx Distribution and the University of Chicago collaborate together to make the university’s campus eco-friendlier.

 

 

Read more about this resourceful post at: http://blogs.uchicago.edu/dirt/

 

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Onyx and Big Belly Help Chicago Go Green

Onyx Distribution and Big Belly (creators of Big Belly Solar Compactors) collaborate together to help Chicago Go Green.

 

   

 

Read more about this remarkable post at:

http://www.suntimes.com/business/4134911-418/city-signs-2.5-million-deal-for-solar-powered-trash-compactors

 

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Styrofoam Ban

The city of Highland Park, IL is considering a city-wide styrofoam ban which make it the first municipality in Illinois to take such action. Similar bans have taken place in cities across the country as the negative environmental impacts of Styrofoam are no longer being tolerated.

Read more about this resourceful post at: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2010-12-03/news/ct-met-plastic-foam-ban-20101203_1_ban-restaurants-restaurant-owners-polystyrene-foam

 

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FTC Cracks Down on “Green Washing”

Manufacturers of products that claim to be environmentally friendly will face tighter rules on how they are advertised to consumers under changes proposed Wednesday by the Federal Trade Commission.

Read more about this resourceful article at: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/07/business/energy-environment/07green.html.

 

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Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping Tips For Christmas!

Looking for ways to make Christmas even more eco-friendly? Onyx Distribution has found some great and easy tips for gift wrapping! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

 

 

Read this resourceful article at: http://blog.greenearthbamboo.com/20101222/green-is-grand/eco-friendly-gift-wrapping-tips-for-christmas/

 

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