Get smart curated videos delivered to your inbox every week.      
The Kid Should See This

In.gredients: Austin’s Package-Free Grocery Store

In.gredients is a new package-free grocery store that is opening in Austin, Texas in the Summer of 2012. Its mission as the US’s first zero-waste, package-free grocery store will support local businesses and farmers, will sell based on seasonal rhythms of farming, will avoid processed foods, will reduce transportation costs and pollution, and will encourage customers to bring their own reusable containers. Bringing back this way of shopping is a great idea for Austin and I could see it easily working in places like Brooklyn, Portland or the Bay Area, just to name a few other starter communities…

A great side effect to watching this video is starting a conversation about eating foods in season — more than just squash and pumpkins in the fall — as well as being very aware of how much packaging we use, recycle and throw away in our own home.

ingredients package free shopping

Related research: Learn more about buying sustainable food with local guidesfind sustainable food near you at the Eat Well Guide, and check out this Seasonal Food Chart at Good.is. 

via It’s Okay to Be Smart.

This award-winning video collection is reader-supported. Become a sustaining member to keep TKSST online and free for everyone, including teachers and parents who use it as a resource to spark learning and curiosity for kids.

🌈 Watch these videos next...

The Bat Emergence at Bracken Cave in the Texas Hill Country

Rion Nakaya

The Very Hungry Maggot: How larva farming can help reduce food waste

Rion Nakaya

Inside the Compost Cycle: Turning waste to nutrient-rich soil

Rion Nakaya

Party hacks: How to make paper, edible straws, & leafetti

Rion Nakaya

How volunteers hand-raised an orphaned short-tailed fruit bat

Rion Nakaya

Rescuing Leftover Cuisine & working together to reduce food waste

Rion Nakaya

How Does Oakland Turn Food Scraps to Soil?

Rion Nakaya

How to fit 4 years of trash into a mason jar, a zero waste experiment

Rion Nakaya

A Baby Nine-Banded Armadillo found in a yard in Texas

Rion Nakaya