Sophia Bennett is a freelance writer based in Eugene, OR. She has contributed to several magazines and writes a regular column for a local newspaper. Sophia is a dedicated home recycler, avid thrift store shopper and huge compost nerd.
Her professional experience includes six years with the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County, an internationally recognized leader in the field of nonprofit waste-based business development, and a year as an economic development and recycling coordinator in the U.K. She is also a volunteer with the Oregon State University Extension Service Compost Specialist program.
Sophia's other passion is food. She has wiled away many an hour browsing farmers markets, reading cookbooks and trying new recipes. She blogs about her kitchen experiments at Everyday Stories About Food. Sophia also enjoys reading, crafts, gardening, volunteering, theater and spending time with family and friends.
November 18, 2013
The Rochester, NY-based company turns food waste into usable products like animal feed, nutritional supplements and biofuels.
July 25, 2013
The first state to implement a bottle bill, Oregon has continued to adapt to consumers’ changing habits with legislative updates.
July 10, 2013
California-based footwear company Sanuk makes incredibly comfortable flip-flops out of the squishy pads that yogis pose upon.
December 26, 2012
A reusable to-go box program is sparing landfills thousands of throwaway food containers on a monthly basis.
December 19, 2012
The PaintCare program has recycled more than 1 million gallons of paint since its debut in Oregon in 2010.
October 23, 2012
The eco-focused conference and expo proved there is still much to be learned when it comes to reuse.
October 19, 2012
The opening day of the ReuseConex conference in Portland focused on changing the societal mindset about reuse.
October 17, 2012
Many ReuseConex functions, taking place this weekend in Portland, are open to the public, including some truly inspiring and entertaining reuse events.
September 25, 2012
Used office paper, magazines, newspapers and greeting cards live multiple lives with a little creative reuse.
September 18, 2012
The second ReuseConex conference, set in Portland for October 18-20, offers a variety of eco-focused workshops, an expo, a fashion show and an art show.
September 11, 2012
Rexius’ Jack Hoeck explains the dos and don’ts of composting.
July 10, 2012
Showcasing top athletes for Olympic qualification was not the only goal of this Eugene, OR, event — a 75% waste diversion rate was also eyed.