CERO

October 2020 - Untours Foundation

CERO

CERO, or Cooperative Energy, Recycling, and Organics, is a zero-waste commercial composting company based in Dorchester, MA. This bilingual, worker-owned cooperative removes more than 1,000 tons of food waste from the trash cycle annually and gets it to local farms to be composted. Food waste is one of the nation’s biggest trash issues. About 1/3

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New Day Chester

New Day Chester is a visionary redevelopment business that is breathing new life and development into downtown Chester, PA, one of the most economically depressed cities in the nation. By rehabilitating decrepit buildings and renting spaces to artists and socially-minded entrepreneurs, New Day Chester co-owners Devon Walls and the Barred Rock Fund are merging creativity,

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Rende Progress Capital

Rende Progress Capital is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and community loan fund that provides investment with a focus on racial equity. Studies by the U.S. Department of Commerce show that minority-owned firms are three times more likely to be denied loans than white-owned firms. When they are fortunate enough to be offered loans,

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wearwell

Wearwell is a home delivery fashion service that uses savvy stylists to personalize looks for its clients and ships them boxes of hand-picked items to wear or return. Their difference is that wearwell sources its clothing, handbags, and jewelry from companies that are screened for fair wages and labor practices and environmental responsibility. Pieces are

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IceStone

IceStone designs and produces gorgeous, high-end, LEED-certified counter tops and flooring made with 75 percent recycled glass. Their goal is to turn waste glass into something beautiful, while offering a high-design new green material for interior design. They have found their niche within the green building movement, and they fill it beautifully. Aside from producing

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Kitchen Harvest

Kitchen Harvest provides residential and commercial compost pick-up in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. Kitchen Harvest comes to homes, businesses, or schools and collects kitchen and yard waste, like food scraps, coffee grounds, leaves, and grass clippings. After curbside pickup, this compostable material is taken to Linvilla Orchards in Media, PA (the homebase of the

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Cheryl’s Southern Style Restaurant

Cheryl’s Southern Style is a black-owned soul food catering company that brings heart and soul to its community. Owner Cheryl Stephens prepares and markets her delicious food at the Artisans Exchange in West Chester, PA and offers take out and frozen foods. Her signature dishes include Creamy Mac and Cheese, Savory Collard Greens, Loaded Bean

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Oke USA

Oke USA was a critical early player in the importing of Fair Trade produce to North America. Importing organic fruit from Ecuador, Peru, and Mexico, they have helped expand Fair Trade beyond coffee. They have partnered with local farmers to source avocados and bananas, paying fair prices to farmers that benefit their families and lift

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Simply Good Jars

Simply Good Jars offers delicious, organic salads with locally sourced ingredients, delivered in reusable plastic jars. This company was founded with the goal of helping end our dependence on single-use plastics. At the company’s inception, Simply Smart Fridges were installed in airports and work places, with plastic jar return receptacles right beside the fridges. They

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