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Sustainable America’s Inaugural Gala

Sustainable America Inaugural Gala, June 26, 2014

Anyone who has ever worked at a start-up organization or owned a business knows that getting started is difficult. In Sustainable America’s two short years of existence, we’ve worked hard to overcome major hurdles in order to cement our model for making an impact on sustainability. To celebrate our first two years, acknowledge the help we’ve received, and propel our growth into the future, we’re excited to bring together our friends and supporters for an Inaugural Gala on June 26.

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Art for a Cause: Help us grow an innovative local food platform

2:03 PM (detail) by Dustin Yellin

2:03 PM (detail) by Dustin Yellin

This month, we’re holding an art auction to support Sustainable America and our implementation of the Shared Earth land-matching website. Browse and bid on more than a dozen works from cutting-edge contemporary artists.

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By the Numbers

Currently 50 million households suffer from food insecurity, meaning that family members cannot always meet their basic food needs.

10 million people a year could be fed through the recovery of just one-fifth of food waste.

Only 2% of food waste is composted or otherwise recycled—62% of paper is recycled.

Consumers throw out about 40% of the fresh and frozen fish they buy.

The U.S. produced 208 pounds of meat per person in 2009—60% more than Europe.

Low income commuters spend a much higher proportion of their wages on gas—8.6% versus 2.1% at $4 per gallon.

Food prices rose 35-40 percentage points between 2002–2008.

Americans consume 25% of the world’s produced oil, but our nation holds less than 3% of the world’s proven oil reserves.

The International Energy Agency says greenhouse gas emissions rose 3.2% last year, with a 9.3% increase in China offsetting declines in the US and EU.

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