ORIGINS OF EARTH DAy
Up until 1970, many Americans accepted that air pollution was a part of the smell of prosperity in the US. It perfectly normal and legal for a factory could spew black clouds of toxic smoke into the air or dump tons of toxic waste into a nearby stream. No want could bring them to court because there was no Clean Air Act, no Clean Water Act nor legal or regulatory mechanisms to protect our environment.
In spring 1970, Senator Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day as a way to force this issue onto the national agenda and twenty million Americans joined the demonstration in various cities. In December 1970, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was authorized by Congress in order to tackle environmental issues.
Source: Earthday.org , EPA
To celebrate this momentous
day, barePack team would like to bring your a piece of good news:
1. Just Dabao
Just DaBao is a newly-established social enterprise working towards reducing food wastage in Singapore. With the vision to remodel sustainability as people’s first choice without compromising on their lifestyle, Just Dabao aims to redistribute unsold surplus food by connecting last-minute consumers and eateries. ( Read more )
To celebrate this partnership, the JustDabao team has a promo code of 10% "barePack10", valid until April 30th.
One of the easiest ways to reduce carbon footprint is to opt for meatless meals. More restaurants introduce plant-based dishes and Chimichanga just launched a week-long plant-based menu at a very affordable price.
In honor of Earth Week, the team at Chimichanga Little India and Holland Village will feature a week-long plant-based 3-course set menu ($33/pax) that includes OmniMeat, Impossible Foods as well as Chimichanga’s very own Chipotle Mushroom.
Besides, you will enter a lucky draw with a hamper worth $150 - 1 winner per outlet! To take part in this giveaway, all you have to do is:
1. Order the Earth Week menu during your visit
2. Scan the QR code provided by our staff
3. Register your details
Note: This Earth Week special will only be available for dine-in from 19th to 23rd April 2021 at both Chimichanga Little India and Chimichanga Holland Village. Winners will be contacted via email or phone on 30th April 2021.