Video Makers, Restaurants Give to Social Enterprises When You Buy


Halfsies social entrepreneur donor 300x164 Video Makers, Restaurants Give to Social Enterprises When You BuySome ingenious and generous businesses have found creative ways to contribute to the work of social entrepreneurs and nonprofits when you choose to support their businesses. This one-for-you one-for-them approach to corporate social responsibility not only makes your purchases more fun, it makes them more community beneficial, too.

Halfsies Restaurants to Donate to Nonprofits, Social Enterprises to Fight Hunger

This concept should put a smile on your face. Halfsies, operating on the assumption that if we share, there will be enough to go around, has developed a fund-raising concept for nonprofits focused on hunger. Their scheme: Whenever you order half-sized meal (a “halfsie, otherwise known as a healthy portion), from one of their partner restaurants, that restaurant saves on food waste, and makes a donation to an organization fighting hunger.

They’ve got some great statistics in this video to back-up their concept:

  • Most restaurant portion sizes are 2x to 4x larger than recommended by government health authorities.
  • Nearly half of all the food produced in the US is thrown away, totaling close to 200 million pounds or $44 billion worth of food waste every single day.
  • Food waste contributes to climate change by rotting in landfills where it produces methane, a greenhouse gas that’s 21 times more potent than carbon dioxide.
  • 1 in 7 people or nearly 1 billion people go hungry every day.

Halfsies is starting a pilot project in Austin, Texas and hopes the concept will spread. If you’re a restaurant owner, why not check it out as a great addition to your socially responsible business?

Video Production Company Uses Buy One, Donate One Scheme

In another act of corporate generosity, a Belgium online video production company called Timbooktwo has pledged to make a free video for a charity for every paid video they produce. This is at the heart of their business model, not just a passing promotion.

Timbooktwo video production for social entrepreneurs 300x183 Video Makers, Restaurants Give to Social Enterprises When You BuyTimbooktwo’s forte is report-style travel videos for the web, operating all over the world in any language, so making videos about some of the great social enterprises and charities working around the world is a natural fit for this company. Their theory is that when nonprofits and social entrepreneurs can show, in video, their projects, they’re able to raise more money to continue their work.

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Maryruth Belsey Priebe

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With interests that range from green living to green business, sustainable building designs to organic gardening practices, ecosystem restoration to environmental health, Maryruth has been exploring and writing about earth-matters for most of her life. Of special interest is the subject of ecopsychology and the role the natural world plays in the long-term health and well-being of humanity. You can learn more about Maryruth's work at www.JadeCreative.ca.


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Comments

  1. Richard says:

    What powerful and informative video Halfsies put together. I think this is a great idea and I will definitely be sending this link to a few of the restaurant owners, managers, and employees that come to my gym. Hopefully we can help spread this around the Binghamton, NY area.

  2. Eric says:

    I think what they are doing is incredible, and I wish more places caught on. I especially love the statistic about the “normal” restaurant portion being 2-4x the size of what is actually considered a normal portion. How did that ever happen, and how did we get used to it?

  3. Elena Anne says:

    These are great! I love the video’s, they are creative and well made, and they get the point across. These messages are also important. It’s scary to think about the fact that our regular restaurant meals are that much bigger than what they should be. It’s really gross. I hope it comes to places near me so that I can offer what I have!

  4. Tammy says:

    Posted on Thursday, March 8, 2012 By Maryruth Belsey Priebe Some ingenious and generous businesses have found creative ways to contribute to the work of social entrepreneurs and nonprofits when you choose to support their businesses. This one-for-you one-for-them approach to corporate social responsibility not only makes your purchases more fun, it makes them more community beneficial, too.

  5. Urbie says:

    Maryruth I just love this post and these concepts! It’s really important to make people aware what they are eating and how it affects there health. I think it’s a great concept and I hope it will come in Europe one time.

  6. Eric says:

    Fantastic way to give back to the community!
    I work in insurance so similar concepts are not really apparent but if there are any ideas we are all ears.
    Eric

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