Today, we’re bringing you a guest post by Nick “Nicky Bobby” Papadopoulos, CEO and Co-Founder of CropMobster. Nick started CropMobster on his family’s Northern California farm with the mission of igniting the power of community sharing and social media to crowdsource solutions to food waste, hunger and local food system challenges. Since 2013, CropMobster’s network has saved more than 2 million pounds of food from going to waste in the San Francisco Bay region! Recently, Nick — inspired by an article on IValueFood.com — organized an $80-a-plate dinner for 30 made from salvaged food. Here’s how he did it.
Thanks to donations from supporters like you, Sustainable America has grown from a budding idea to an exciting nonprofit organization in two short years. We have gathered more than 10,000 pledges to stop vehicle idling, helped several events eliminate food waste, invested in a great group of sustainably-minded start-ups — and much more.
December 2 is the third-annual #GivingTuesday, and we love the idea—it’s a great reminder to support the important causes you believe in. This year, when you give to Sustainable America, PayPal will match 1% of your donation!
Through its new AmazonSmile program, Amazon will donate .05% of eligible purchases to a charity of your choice, including Sustainable America, every time you shop. We’re inviting all our supporters to participate!
We’ve partnered with Spin for Good, a new nonprofit social gaming site, and they’re hosting their first ever Give a Grand Tournament from June 23–30. They’re throwing in $1,000 to start the pot, so we need you to join the tourney on our behalf, and help us win the whole pot!
For our Inaugural Gala coming up on June 26, Sustainable America is thrilled to present an engaging vocal performance by Tamara Tunie, a multi-talented performer with experience spanning film, television, and stage. Fans of her character Melinda Warner in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit may not know that Tunie is also an accomplished singer. She’s that and then some! Learn more about this talented actor, producer, director and philanthropist…
We’re excited to bring together our friends and supporters for our Inaugural Gala and Auction to celebrate our first two years, acknowledge the help we’ve received, and propel our growth into the future. Learn more about the June 26 event, purchase tickets, or bid on some unique auction items here….
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.
The Big Day has finally come…and gone! After about a month of promotion, promise and preparation, Fairfield County Giving Day is over. The results were impressive, and we are very grateful for the support we received.
If you’d like to help Sustainable America efforts to make our nation’s food and fuel systems more sustainable, mark your calendar for March 7. Your donation will help us compete for bonus funds on Fairfield County Giving Day.