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Sound Consumer, July - August 2018 | Issue No. 541 | Water

Wild salmon, killer whales and us

In our region, wild salmon and orcas are prized and cherished. Yet, despite the pleasures of living along the Salish Sea, news of environmental destruction can be disheartening. Restoring what we love will take bold leadership and courageous and collective action.

In our region, wild salmon and orcas are prized and cherished. Yet, despite the pleasures of living along the Salish Sea, news of environmental destruction can be disheartening. Restoring what we love will take bold leadership and courageous and collective action.

New sustainability goals

PCC Community Markets has announced some ambitious new five-year sustainability goals in our annual Co-op Purposes Report.

PCC Community Markets has announced some ambitious new five-year sustainability goals in our annual Co-op Purposes Report.

Oxybenzone in sunscreens: a coral killer

Not all sunscreens are created equal. Some are created with a toxic chemical called oxybenzone, which is harmful to human health and to our planet’s coral reefs.

Not all sunscreens are created equal. Some are created with a toxic chemical called oxybenzone, which is harmful to human health and to our planet’s coral reefs.

Understanding water filters

Water at all of our stores is filtered with Custom Pure’s water filtration system. Learn more about the water filtration system here.

Water at all of our stores is filtered with Custom Pure’s water filtration system. Learn more about the water filtration system here.

USDA proposal for GE food labeling

Thank you to our PCC Advocates who took time before the July 3 deadline to comment on the nation’s first draft proposal for labeling genetically engineered (GE) foods.

Thank you to our PCC Advocates who took time before the July 3 deadline to comment on the nation’s first draft proposal for labeling genetically engineered (GE) foods.

PCC joins the National Organic Coalition

In March, after more than a year of conversation, vetting and careful consideration, PCC Community Markets joined the National Organic Coalition (NOC). PCC is now one of 14 carefully selected NOC member organizations.

In March, after more than a year of conversation, vetting and careful consideration, PCC Community Markets joined the National Organic Coalition (NOC). PCC is now one of 14 carefully selected NOC member organizations.

Salmon-Safe certified: stewarding our waters

Stewardship Partners helps to inspire communities and industries to adopt best practices and restore critical habitat for native fish and wildlife. One of these programs is Salmon-Safe, which works with farmers to implement best management practices on their land for the sake of clean water.

Stewardship Partners helps to inspire communities and industries to adopt best practices and restore critical habitat for native fish and wildlife. One of these programs is Salmon-Safe, which works with farmers to implement best management practices on their land for the sake of clean water.

In the stores

PCC has been designing stores to reduce its environmental impact since the 1990s. Our new Burien store exemplifies that long-standing commitment to green building in a myriad of ways.

PCC has been designing stores to reduce its environmental impact since the 1990s. Our new Burien store exemplifies that long-standing commitment to green building in a myriad of ways.

Getting to know PCC Cooks

PCC’s long-standing culinary education program is a community resource for informative cooking classes that bring together passionate instructors, food-lovers, and aspiring chefs of all ages and levels of experience.

PCC’s long-standing culinary education program is a community resource for informative cooking classes that bring together passionate instructors, food-lovers, and aspiring chefs of all ages and levels of experience.

watermelon popsicles with mintRECIPES FROM THE JULY – AUGUST 2018 ISSUE
RECIPES FROM THE JULY – AUGUST 2018 ISSUE

There’s nothing better than an icy treat on a warm summer day, and while you’ll find plenty in our freezer case, popsicles are as easy as can be to make at home. We’ve also picked some great recipes that feature this summer season’s local offerings in creative and colorful dishes.

There’s nothing better than an icy treat on a warm summer day, and while you’ll find plenty in our freezer case, popsicles are as easy as can be to make at home. We’ve also picked some great recipes that feature this summer season’s local offerings in creative and colorful dishes.

Summer food drive

Did you know that about 12 percent of King County households are experiencing food insecurity? You can help your neighbors in need by contributing to PCC’s summer food drive.

Did you know that about 12 percent of King County households are experiencing food insecurity? You can help your neighbors in need by contributing to PCC’s summer food drive.

Letters to the editor

Co-op values · Animal welfare · Pollinators · Board elections · Plastic free?

Co-op values · Animal welfare · Pollinators · Board elections · Plastic free?

News bites

Hawaii bans killer sunscreens · Ocean acidity harms salmon · Biodegradable water bottle · PFOAS in drinking water · Drugs in shellfish · Regulating wine wastewater · Fluoride and pregnancy · Radioactive water · Full disclosure on cleaning products? · Productivity without pesticides · Farmworker pay victory

Hawaii bans killer sunscreens · Ocean acidity harms salmon · Biodegradable water bottle · PFOAS in drinking water · Drugs in shellfish · Regulating wine wastewater · Fluoride and pregnancy · Radioactive water · Full disclosure on cleaning products? · Productivity without pesticides · Farmworker pay victory

Our co-op community

Q3 Grant Recipients · Washington Kids in Transition receives Social Action Grant · Got Green receives Environmental Stewardship Grant · Cinema Under the Stars: SEED Art · Columbia City Farmers Market Zucchini race

Q3 Grant Recipients · Washington Kids in Transition receives Social Action Grant · Got Green receives Environmental Stewardship Grant · Cinema Under the Stars: SEED Art · Columbia City Farmers Market Zucchini race

PCC Board of Trustees Report

Election results · 2018 Annual Members’ Meeting · Board report · Next board meeting · Contact the board

Election results · 2018 Annual Members’ Meeting · Board report · Next board meeting · Contact the board

Sound Consumer, July - August 2018 | Issue No. 541 | Water