OEN is sending a very big KUDOS to Laura Weiss, founder of GO Box for her recent partnership with the Timbers and JELD-WEN Field. Laura is helping Portland reduce waste one sanitary, reusable container at a time.
Recent article on the Timbers website featuring the new partnership…
“We are excited about introducing GO Box at the stadium for a couple reasons. First, we’re always trying to find ways to reduce our waste output, and GO Box has great potential to do that,” said Timbers Director of Community Outreach, Christa Thoeresz. “Additionally, we are raising awareness of a new local business that is offsetting waste in Portland, and we are hopefully increasing the impact they can have in the city.
GO Box is being piloted on the KeyBank Club Deck April 21 with hope for growth. “The Timbers will be the first sports team to be offering this service at their stadium,” said GO Box founder Laura Weiss. “It’s exciting to see where this partnership may lead, and how it will serve as a model, both in and outside of Portland. The Timbers are leading the way!”
Over 60,000 disposable containers are used at the downtown Portland food carts per month. GO Box, launched in July 2011, has already eliminated the use of nearly 4,000 disposable containers. About 200 GO Boxes are now used each week, and the program now has nearly 700 subscribers.”
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Originally posted by Kirsten Ringen on May 29, 2012