No Palm Oil

I pledge to not purchase anything made with palm oil, including food and cosmetics. I will read labels and even if a company claims to source “clean palm oil” I will not buy the product. Tropical rainforests are being clear cut – and their biodiversity erased- to grow vast monocultures of palm oil for our consumption.

Zero Waste Gifts

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I pledge to not buy plastic gifts or trinkets that don’t have value beyond the day’s celebration. Instead I will buy edible gifts with zero waste packaging or gifts that are high-quality, durable, repairable and timeless so they can be enjoyed for a lifetime.

Buy Local Food First

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I pledge to make a farm or farmers market my first destination for eating in season and living a local-sustainable lifestyle. I will choose local food first for the freshest, most nutritious and delicious food that sustains us and our farmers while supporting the local economy and building food resiliency. 

Cut Food Waste by 50%

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I pledge to cut my food waste by 50% by better managing the food I buy, consume, freeze, and take home from restaurants.

No Single-Use Produce Bags

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I pledge to not use or accept any single-use produce bags even if they’re labeled compostable or biodegradable.

No Paper Coffee Filters

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I will not buy or use paper coffee filters and instead will choose to reuse by buying a metal coffee filter.

Carry Your Own Cutlery

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I will not purchase, accept or distribute plastic cutlery. Instead I will carry my own reusable cutlery, preferably wrapped in a cloth napkin, to avoid single-use plastic and compostable bio-plastic cutlery.