Join the Lunchbox Project Today! by Rebecca Mayer

photo Martin Backhauss and Sol Gate studios ©2012 Martin Backhauss

The SF LUNCHBOX PROJECT crew along with Plastic-Free Warrior Beth Terry. photo Martin Backhauss and Sol Gate studios ©2012 Martin Backhauss

We would like to introduce our Bag It community to a fabulous new concept in the fight against SUP (single use plastics) – The Lunchbox Project!

The LunchBox Project is planning a Day of Action in San Francisco on Friday, April 20, encouraging working professionals of San Francisco’s financial district to order lunch in their own reusable containers.

“Our goal is to completely transform how we order food to go, and hopefully make a positive impact on the environment while doing so,” says Brendan Moriarty of the Lunchbox Project.

“If you think about all the people in your town who (just like us!) have been ordering their salads, sushi, and sandwiches to-go in a plastic container each and every day…it adds up to a staggering amount of waste,” says Moriarty.

San Francisco residents, here’s more information:

Most of the activity on April 20th will be clustered around the Galleria (a food-court/mall complex) in downtown San Francisco. During the lunch hour (appx 11-2) on this day hundreds of participants will converge. We’ll fan out and purchase lunch in our own containers in ways that will attract attention, for the sheer purpose of awakening in the people that see us (hopefully many thousands) the realization that bringing your own container to purchase lunch is… possible! And not just possible, but no big deal. It’s a no-brainer. We’ll also have some live music, speakers, vendors and information booths. We’ll be rolling out more information as we get closer to April 20th.

If you don’t live near SF, start your own Lunchbox Project!

Here are some tips from the team:

First, connect online by liking the facebook page. Tell your friends, family and coworkers.

Second, start using your own containers, right now. There’s no need to wait until April 20th to get started. Bring a container to the office so it’s always ready to go. And when you order make sure others see your action. The biggest hurdle right now is that people just don’t think about bringing their own container. The Lunchbox Project is simply about waking people up to the possibility.
Third, participate in the day of action from wherever you are on April 20th by purchasing lunch in your own containers in a way that attracts attention and inspires others to do the same. Attract attention however you want; be creative! The more friends and coworkers you can get to join you, the bigger your impact will be!

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2 Responses to Join the Lunchbox Project Today! by Rebecca Mayer

  1. What a marvellous idea! I love it – bring it to London please!!!!

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