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Below are helpful resources for a better understanding of how to be sustainable.

Produce and plant-based options

  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Federal government department that provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition and related issues based on public policy, the best available science and effective management.
    • USDA Organic - About organic certification, technical training and financial resources and data and research. 
    • DC Metro Area Food Portal - Local farms, farmers' markets and food hubs 






Additional resources

  • Nourish Now - Specializes in food recovery and provides donations from grocers, caterers, restaurants, bakeries and other food donors for the benefit of children, families, and the elderly, shelters, food pantries and more.
  • DC Food Recovery Week - Annually, the DC government leads this initiative to push to reduce the 40 percent of food that’s wasted in the United States.
  • DC Food Policy Council (FPC) - A coalition of public and government food leaders appointed by Mayor Bowser to create a just, healthy, equitable and sustainable food system for all.
  • Zero Waste DC Plan - Join DC's ambitious Zero Waste goal for the city, meant to divert 80 percent of solid waste away from landfill and waste-to-energy by 2032
  • ReuseDC - DC government-led initiative to know where to repair, donate and shop for second-hand household items. Also supports food recovery and item exchanges with neighbors.
  • Zero Food Waste Coalition - Brings consumers, businesses, and government together to build  momentum and alignment on food waste policy. State policy toolkit


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