reTHink, Inc. is a non-profit (501c3) zero-waste enterprise that provides education and support to reduce the amount of trash that is sent to landfills. reTHink provides several programs/services that educate and encourage everybody to live a healthier, more sustainable life.
If we want to reduce our carbon footprint, help slow global warming, and leave this planet habitable for our children, the time is now that we must reTHink sustainability over convenience - before it is too late.
Who's Responsibility is it?
There is this story of four people - Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. There was an important job to be done, and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Everybody got angry about that because it was Somebody's job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Somebody wouldn't do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.
We at reTHink Inc. believe that it is everybody's job to leave this planet clean and habitable for future generations.
Awareness and Education
According to the EPA, almost 75 % of the trash we generate is recyclable. Yet, in 2013, of the 254 million tons of trash produced by Americans, only about a third was recycled or composted. Landfill space is limited, and the breakdown of compostable materials in landfills is a major source of methane – a potent greenhouse gas. Plastic and polystyrene foam containers leach toxic chemicals that can cause problems for human health.
Here at reTHink, we believe real change can happen to our environment with a few simple steps:
C - Carry your reusable water bottle
H - Hesitate to use styrofoam
A - Avoid using plastic bags
N - No to plastic straws
G - Grab reusable silverware
E - Eliminate K-cups
At reTHink, we realize that it is hard to teach environmental sustainability to hungry children. reTHink is working in Ryves neighborhood to establish gardens that grow fresh produce for those living here. Families are encouraged to take what they need. Currently reTHink has six community gardens (five food gardens).
In addition to the gardens, reTHink holds free cooking classes that teach families how to prepare nutritious meals.