The UpCyclist ReGrained's Upcycled Food Blog

  • How Moving Back Home With My Parents Inspired More Sustainable Habits

    Tried and true sustainability tricks I learned from my parents during the pandemic
  • Make More With Less This 4th of July

    As we gear up for a unique year of July 4th celebrations, let's look at how we make American the land of the Waste Free.
  • Staying true to your social and environmental values while shopping during COVID-19

    As the shelter-in-place has continued, here are some ways to get our food safely and remain true to our social and environmental values.
  • If you want to stop climate change, you’ve got to stop wasting food!

    If we are to reach the point in the future when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline by the year 2050, then food waste reduction is the climate change solution that, if scaled up, would have the largest emissions impact globally.
  • Hot Take: How Shelter In Place Might Be Your Best Opportunity Yet to Waste Less Food!

    In a “Shelter-In-Place” environment, we’re forced to take a rare opportunity to reflect and refine our daily habits. What are some ways adapting to this curveball can be a net positive? Keep reading for 5 helpful tips on reducing food waste in the midst of a quarantine.
  • Benefits of Composting (Yup, Even In Your Apartment)

    Not every scrap of organic waste can be turned into delicious superfood bars and snack puffs. What can we do with unusable food scraps and inedible organic waste? Compost them, of course! It’s nature’s own way of endlessly recycling itself, with numerous environmental benefits.

  • Food Waste and 10 Easy Ways to Avoid It

    Reducing food waste largely boils down to creativity. ReGrained is the epitome of what can come from combining creativity with sustainability. Read on to uncover 10 tips for amazing and innovative ways can you upcycle at home!
  • Eat Local: How and Why?

    We often think of eating “local” in terms of where our produce comes from, but where our shelved goods come from is also an important aspect of eating locally. 
  • How Should We Value Our Planet’s Atmosphere? An Introduction to Personal Carbon Offsetting

    Our atmosphere is undoubtedly our most important public good, but it is not being adequately protected. To limit climate warming to the critical threshold, we need to reduce worldwide GHG emissions by half over the next decade and to near net-zero emissions by midcentury. This is a complex problem that will require a cocktail of solutions. One ingredient to the solution is a voluntary contribution mechanism called carbon offsetting. Here's how it works. 
  • 6 Tips for an Earth-Friendly Picnic

    Spring has finally sprung! The combination of great weather and Earth Week warrants a picnic, wherever you are!
  • 3 Easy Alternatives to Single-Use Plastic

    In the spirit of Earth Week, we are continuing the conversation around global plastic usage and waste.
  • ReGrained's Upcycled Gift Guide

    Many sustainably-minded shoppers struggle with the consumerism that surrounds the holidays. On the one hand, giving and receiving gifts is part of what makes this time of year so special. On the other hand, all the energy and resources that go into producing, packaging, and wrapping gifts makes us question the morality of it all.