No Take-Out Challenge Hits Brooklyn and Beyond...


No Take-Out Challenge Hits Brooklyn and Beyond…
Brooklyn Green Team
& GreenEdge Collaborative NYC

No Take-Out Challenge!*
3 months. 3 meals a day.
Do it for your wallet! Do it for the planet!

PACKAGING STATISTICS: What are we doing?

Almost 1/3 of the waste generated in the US is from packaging! Plastic takes 1,000 years to decompose (and really it just keeps getting smaller and smaller).

The US population tosses out enough paper and plastic cups, forks and spoons every year to circle the equator 300 times. Read that again.

Paper comes from trees. Plastic comes from oil. To obtain either one, worldwide forests are being contaminated and destroyed.


SOLUTIONS: Sure You Can!

Breakfast at Home. Pack Your Lunch. Stay at the Restaurant.

Visit our website for a list of restaurants that use eco-friendly take-out packaging.

If you must take something to go, get a sandwich or burrito wrapped only in foil (and reuse it) and put in your own bag or tote.

Check our blog for suggestions on restaurants that use eco-friendly packaging.

Join Brooklyn Green Team at the Red Horse Cafe in Park Slope for a celebration of three months of environmental volunteering.


Red Horse Cafe in Park Slope, Brooklyn (497 Sixth Avenue)
Thursday, May 14, 2009, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Drink specials, raffle prizes, and luminous company. Form a support group for the challenge!

Sustainable Party is a supporter and partner with Brooklyn Green Team and GreenEdge Collaborative. THEY are AWESOME!
Together we shall diminish unsustainable food packaging!!!