Strawesome is a proud supporter of the Post-Landfill Action Network’s Zero Waste Conference which takes place annually in the fall. They go to extremes to literally have zero waste during the conference! The conference is just a piece of the work they are doing with students to lead the movement for solving Read the rest of this entry »
This Friday through Sunday, Strawesome will be in Plymouth, Michigan participating in the 36th Annual Art in the Park show. This show is Michigan’s Second Largest Read the rest of this entry »
With summer officially upon us, our customers are looking forward to cool, refreshing summer drinks. Whether a breakfast smoothie, green juice, fancy cocktail, or ice cold water; there’s something special taking it in with a Strawesome glass straw. There’s a special kind of pride when one knows they are taking “drinking responsibly” to a whole new level.
If you are one of these future shapers, Read the rest of this entry »
Today on Friend Friday we’re talking with Lindsay Salters and Jarrett Burke from My Little Honey Pot – one of our favorite friendly and healthy places to eat out. Let’s meet them and their business! Read the rest of this entry »
REMEDY FOOD PROJECT Brings Whole Food,
Plant-Based Thought Leaders to TORONTO JUN. 17-19
The Remedy Live Event is the largest of its kind in Canada.
Remedy Food Project will host the Remedy Food Toronto Live Event in downtown Toronto, Ontario June 17-19 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. The event brings together internationally recognized leaders from the whole food, plant-based movement including physicians, clinical researchers, celebrity chefs, and athletes, many of which were featured in the well-known documentary, “Forks Over Knives.” The reputable slate of presenters, together with more than 250 registered attendees, will mark the largest gathering of its kind in Canada.
The Atlanta-based nonprofit Alliance to Repair the American Diet (d.b.a Remedy Food project) was founded by Benji Kurtz. Obese his entire adult life, Kurtz watched “Forks Over Knives” in 2013, inspiring him to embark on a whole food, plant-based diet. The WFPB diet includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds and excludes all animal products. Kurtz lost more than 130 lbs. within eighteen months, a journey that has been featured on CNN, HLN, The Daily Mail and other news outlets worldwide. Today, Kurtz is leveraging his entrepreneurial background to raise awareness about the growing body of research linking poor food choices to chronic disease through the Remedy Food Live Events.
“Though few in number, there are studies out there that prove plant-based eating can halt and even reverse coronary artery disease,” says Kurtz. “This conference is the first event of its kind to bring these all-stars of plant-based eating to Canada, some of whom continue to develop research for this cause.”
Attendees will learn how a plant-based diet can positively alter the progression of lifestyle-related diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and autoimmune disease. Celebrity chefs and cookbook authors will demonstrate easy, economical plant-based food preparation techniques.
Attendees will enjoy sessions with more than 16 world-class speakers including Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., MD, author and director of the Cardiovascular Prevention and Reversal Program at The Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute; Drs. T. Colin and Tom Campbell discussing the best-selling The China Study; local Toronto chef, author and entrepreneur Doug McNish; Matt Frazier the “No Meat Athlete”; Lindsay Nixon, “The Happy Herbivore”; Jason Wrobel; Dr. Michael Greger discussing How Not to Die, and many more.
Conference registration is open to the public, and continuing education credit is available to physicians and dietitians. Registration fees include healthy, plant-based meals and “Dinner and a Movie Night.” A complete roster of speakers, registration information and more can be found at www.remedyfood.org.
If you are a member of the Strawesome community, I’m guessing you might love drinking a delicious smoothie now and again, especially through a reusable glass drinking straw. (Maybe even daily like me?!?)
I’m taste-testing spring smoothie recipes this week for our upcoming Read the rest of this entry »
Earth Day 2016 is right around the corner. In celebration of the progress made this past year to reduce plastic waste, we are giving away 1 designer reusable glass straw per day leading up to Earth Day (April 22)! Let’s keep the progress going by sharing with our friends and families.
Each day around 12:15p EST, we will post a new straw on Facebook and Instagram. To participate, post a comment on the post and you will be eligible to win. The winner will be randomly selected and contacted privately to get shipping information.
We encourage you to share the posts and let others know that you use and recommend glass straws. Many people do not know that this alternative exists and continue to use the toxic, single-use plastic straws that impact our earth.
Thank you for caring about your self and the earth! Have a Happy Earth Day!
Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii
We are super excited to introduce our newest Special Edition Strawesome created in collaboration with Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii. We designed a smoothie straw with a little friend to remind us that our choices affect more than ourselves.
Today on Friend Friday we’re talking with Gwen Jimmere, the founder of NATURALICIOUS, an incredibly innovative brand that’s taking the beauty industry by storm. Gwen’s mission is to give each customer the freedom to be beautiful, which we’ll learn more about below. While natural hair and body products are what she makes, the real thing she presents to customers is Read the rest of this entry »