Take One Small Step Towards a Greener Lunch this School Year
September is here, ringing in the new school year. As popularity of green businesses and environmentally-friendly products continue to grow in the Bay Area, you might be wondering-is it possible to go green at school, too? Yes! Oakland Unwrapped has many local businesses that offer environmentally-friendly products for children heading back to school. One of our most recent additions, One Small Step, is just one of these businesses working to get parents and children to “think and act ‘green,’ one small step at a time.”
One Small Step specializes in providing everything and anything you could possibly need to pack a waste-free lunch for your child or yourself. A waste-free lunch is just what it sounds like: food and beverage from home packaged in reusable storage containers, bags, or bottles, with reusable napkins and utensils, all packed in a reusable lunch box. One Small Step offers all these items and more in a variety of creative styles and colors. You won’t find any un-cool lunch boxes here!
The beauty of packing a waste-free lunch is that it is healthier and saves you money in the long run. According to One Small Step, you can save up to one-third of your annual food budget just by sending waste-free lunches with your kids (see their FAQ page for more details). And homemade food is always healthier-and usually tastier-than store-bought processed foods. (Why else would college kids keep coming home for a home cooked meal?) Founder Renata Bodon has also learned this lesson through personal experience. She discovered that, by avoiding store-bought, pre-packaged food and packing her daughter a waste-free lunch, her daughter was eating healthier and fresher food while learning about the positive environmental impact she was having at such a young age.
One Small Step makes it easy for you, too, to save money on your food budget, eat healthier, and minimize your food-related waste by selling all these products online in one location. One Small Step also donates 10% of all profits to community organizations, taking one more small step in bettering our communities.
For more information check out One Small Step on Oakland Unwrapped: http://oaklandunwrapped.org/onesmallstep/