Whole Earth Calculator with Lesson Plans: Updated

Rock and Wrap It Up! has launched an updated Whole Earth Calculator, a simple mobile app that resides on a mobile-friendly website and can be used on both mobile and laptop/desktop devices. Using EPA datasets and based on information from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and USDA, the Whole Earth Calculator converts the total pounds of paper products and plastics that are diverted from landfills into the amount of carbon dioxide that is not produced as a result, and then sends this information to social media (Twitter). The tool can also be used to convert total pounds of donated food into meal equivalents and carbon dioxide averted equivalents.

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L to R: Jim Spellos, RWU Board Member, Atalie Ebersole, RWU Board Member, Franz Hochstrasser, White House Executive Office of the President Deputy Associate Director Council on Environmental Quality, Syd Mandelbaum, RWU Founder, Diane Mandelbaum, RWU VP

 

Endorsed by the White House and Rock Stars

Rock and Wrap It Up! met with the White House Council on Environmental Quality Deputy Associate Director Franz Hochstrasser at Jackson Place, next to the White House. The White House has issued a press release naming Rock and Wrap It Up! as a key partner in agricultural environmental sustainability. Convene Magazine has highlighted this partnership.

President Obama’s directive last year to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is now embodied in a mobile app which converts pounds of food into total meals and greenhouse gas emission reduction statistics. The mobile app, named The Whole Earth Calculator, was launched in February 2014 with the NFL to calculate food recovery efforts and environmental impact for Superbowl 48, held in Met Life Stadium. Further discussion revolved around the new curricula written to support the app for high and middle schools. Lawrence (New York) High School Dr. Stephen Sullivan helped write the curricula, The Whole Earth Calculator Lesson Plans, introduced nationally this summer. It is the next generation teaching tool to sensitize the needs to increase food donations to the poor and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Aerosmith and the Allman Brothers Band have endorsed the Whole Earth Calculator and are featured in the scholastic lesson plans.

Updated Lesson Plans are Available, Featuring Aerosmith

Four Guilford County schools in North Carolina implemented the lesson plans and began a food recovery program. Read the report by Laura Oxner and Jennifer Fountain: RWU_ Guilford_NC_School_Program_2014_food_recovery_report

View our PowerPoint Slide Deck on How You Can Help:

RWU 2016 Global Climate Change

Whole Earth Calculator Supports Our Mission

Rock and Wrap It Up! was the first anti-poverty think tank to tie together food recovery and greenhouse gas emission reduction. Our mantra, reducing the poverty footprint by reducing the carbon footprint remains our goal.

Currently our partners/sectors in asset and food recovery include music, sports, tv/film production, hospitals, hotels and schools. They are supplied with statistics including pounds recovered with meal equivalents and greenhouse gas emission reduction through embedded spreadsheets. Food that is prepared but not served or sold is recovered and given to the indigent across the US and Canada. The data which is supplied by Rock and Wrap It Up! is currently put on websites and reported to management.

The RWU Whole Earth Calculator is a mobile phone/tablet application which converts pounds of food donated to the poor into total meals and CO2 reduction statistics. The Whole Earth Calculator is not a downloadable tool but a non-native, web-based app. The statistical data can be reported in English or metric units. The application supports social media handshakes. i.e., tweets on Twitter and posts on Facebook. More importantly, data collected is captured virtually and recorded on RWU donor spreadsheets for statistical analysis and marketing purposes. RWU has partnered with the United States Departments of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency, participating in their Food Waste Challenge Programs. The RWU Whole Earth Calculator application will further increase the inclusion in the Food Waste Challenge of food donor participants across the country.

The Rock and Wrap It Up! School Program will be expanded by the utilization of the application. Both science and economic curricula is being developed to accompany these applications for use in the school community. Students will be sensitized to keeping food waste out of land fill and new tactics to feed the poor. The application will increase food recovery and promote further positive environmental outcomes.

128 Stage, Screen & TV Partners

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“It’s a Wrap!” Those are words that you in the film industry are used to hearing at the end of a day of shooting. They mark the completion of another production day in New York City’s Central Park, on Fifth Avenue, on the Brooklyn Bridge, out in The Hamptons or in the studio. Recently, however, they have come to have a completely different definition thanks to the introduction of a new philanthropic effort spearheaded by the New York-based anti-poverty organization known as Rock and Wrap It Up! Since the organization’s founding in 1991, over one billion meals have been recovered from concert caterers, sporting arena concessions and clubhouses, high school and college cafeterias, hotel kitchens and now TV and Film Productions. Recently NBC Universal, Warner Bros & Sony Pictures has authorized Rock and Wrap It Up! to recover food from all productions. NBCU have put us in their Greening Manual on page 28. The time has come for all members of the Film and Television Industry to join in the fight against hunger. The food recovery and donation process is a simple one. Working with a representative on set or in the production office, members of our staff are able to arrange for one of our many partner agencies to drop in and retrieve the prepared—but not served—food. All we’d need is a copy of your production schedule and a point of contact on set to confirm when and where to pick up the donation. We complete the rest of the work! For more information on how to get involved with It’s A Wrap!, contact Abby Kaish via Abby’s email or call 917-299-4321.

Links:
Film In Focus article

City of New York Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting

Current Production Partners:
The Good Wife
Xmas Project
Person of Interest
The Blacklist
Manhattan Love Story
Forever
Law & Order SVU
Blue Bloods
The Affair
GOTHAM
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Madam Secretary
Orange Is the New Black
Alpha House
The Intern
Peter Pan
Elementary
The Mysteries of Laura
Past Production Partners:
Cirque du Soleil’s traveling production of Alegria
Billy Elliot on Broadway
It’s Complicated
You Don’t Know Jack
It’s Kind of a Funny Story
Animal
Rescue
Law and Order
In Plain Sight
Covert Affairs
Premium Rush
Tracers
Fair Game
The Miraculous Year
The Dictator
Bourne Legacy
Ironside (Pilot)
R.I.P.D.
New Years Eve
Gods Behaving Badly
Gossip Girl
Damages
Banshee
Admission
Bored To Death
PanAm
NYC 22
Notorious
And So It Goes
The Other Woman
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
The Mentalist
30 Rock
Learning To Drive
This Is Where I Leave You
Every Secret Thing
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight
Next Caller
Made In Jersey
NOAH
Assistance
The Last 5 Years
The Secret Lives of Husband & Wives
Untitled Wall Street Project
State of Affairs (Pilot)
The Leftovers
The Adderall Diaries
666 Park Ave
Delivery Man
Are We Officially Dating
Dangerous Liaisons (Pilot)
Golden Boy
NON­STOP
Deception
The Normal Heart
St Vincent
The Judge (MA)
SOAPS
Ninja Turtles
One Song
Zero Hour
Winter’s Tale
SMASH
Black Nativity
Murder in Manhattan
Believe
While We’re Young
A Walk Among the Tombstones
True Story
The Tomorrow People (Pilot)
The Ordained (Pilot)
Untitled Rottenberg & Zuritsky
People in New Jersey
The Amazing Spider­Man 2
Love Is Strange
Kitchen Sink (CA)
Us and Them
The Carrie Diaries
Broad City
POWER
Black Box
The Experimenter
White Collar
ANNIE
The Michael J Fox Show
The Sound of Music
John Wick
Hostages
Nurse Jackie
Run All Night
Taxi
Brooklyn
Songbyrd
Gaffigan (Pilot)
The Americans
Tin Man (Pilot)
The Following
Blanco (Pilot)
Sleeping With Other People
Coercion (Pilot)
Believe
TRAINWRECK
Unforgettable
Royal Pains
GIRLS
Untitled Rock ’N Roll Project
The Nest
Flesh and Bone
Boardwalk Empire
The Family Fang

Motley Crue Final Tour Feeds the Poor

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Sixty pounds of food was recovered from the Motley Crue Final Tour at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater and brought to the Long Beach Food & Friendship INN, Long Beach NY. The benefits include: 46 meals to the hungry, 46 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions saved, and reduced land fill.

Rock and Wrap It Up! has been a partner of Live Nation’s Nikon at Jones Beach Theater for many years, picking up leftover food and delivering it to local soup kitchens.

Case Studies

Hotel Wrap!

According to the Food Research and Action Center, 2012 was the fifth year the Gallup organization asked hundreds of thousands of households the food/toiletries hardship question, “Have there been times in the past twelve months when you did not have enough money to buy food that you or your family needed?” 18.2 percent of all households answered “Yes” to this question. As of 2013, 49 million, or 16%, of Americans are food/toiletries insecure. One in four men between the ages of 25-34 earned poverty level wages in 2013.

In May, 2009 after meeting with Marriott Marquis Management including Mike Stengel, Diana Shapiro and Corlette James, we piloted our first Hotel Wrap! asset recovery program of toiletries generated from the New York Marriott Marquis. The recovery covered toilet paper, tissue boxes, shampoos and conditioners and other vanity items which had previously been discarded when guests checked out of their room. The Marquis, (1950 rooms), had allowed us to conduct a training and awareness workshop for the entire housekeeping staff covering the social and environmental impact of helping the poor and reducing waste to land fill. Representatives of Rock and Wrap It Up! partner agencies, who would be conducting the recovery efforts also addressed the house staff. Emphasis was placed on the fact that all collected items were staying in the New York area. We received great feedback and started the collection.

Whole Earth Calculator Analysis of Bowery Mission

Social Impact
  • Averages 450 pounds of toilet paper week, 23,400 pounds per year, 117,000 pounds over 5 years
  • 1/2 roll weight average of 4 ounces, 4 rolls to one pound
  • 1800 half rolls are recovered.
  • Cost @ $0.45 saving Bowery Mission $405 per week or $21,000 per year.

Using the Hotel Wrap! model, since 2009, $105,000 has been saved and put to poverty-reducing actions ie, job training, tutors, psychologists, social workers instead of paying for toilet paper. The Bowery Mission also recovers shampoo and conditioner from the W and Thompson Hotels.

Environmental Impact

The estimate for the savings by using 117,000 pounds or 585 tons of toilet paper (instead of wasting it and replacing it with new paper) are 206.5 MTCO2E (Metric Tons CO2 Equivalent, using the EPA WARM calculator of -3.53). Saving 585 tons of toilet paper for use instead of wasting saves a net 206.5 MTCO2 compared to the alternatives of land-filling or burning.

Conclusions

The program was declared a success by the hotel and supported agencies alike. Expansion of this program soon took place with the Eastside Marriott, LaGuardia Marriott, Uniondale Marriott and both Ritz Carletons. Our partnerships have grown out of the New York area; Los Angeles, Boston and Las Vegas. We partnered with anti-poverty agencies, which are vetted by Rock and wrap it Up! who also participate in our Sports, School and Music Wrap! programs, recovering school-generated food.

There is no limit to the growth of Hotel Wrap! Millions who suffer the affliction of poverty will have greater agency support. Millions of tons of CO2 will not be released into the atmosphere. There has never been a greater need to generate more assets to help hungry Americans from a brand new asset stream, Hotels.

Whole Earth Calculator & Lesson Plans

Rock and Wrap It Up! has launched an updated Whole Earth Calculator, a simple mobile app that resides on a mobile-friendly website and can be used on both mobile and laptop/desktop devices. Using EPA datasets and based on information from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and USDA, the Whole Earth Calculator converts the total pounds of paper products and plastics that are diverted from landfills into the amount of carbon dioxide that is not produced as a result, and then sends this information to social media (Twitter). The tool can also be used to convert total pounds of donated food into meal equivalents and carbon dioxide averted equivalents.

white_house_2014

L to R: Jim Spellos, RWU Board Member, Atalie Ebersole, RWU Board Member, Franz Hochstrasser, White House Executive Office of the President Deputy Associate Director Council on Environmental Quality, Syd Mandelbaum, RWU Founder, Diane Mandelbaum, RWU VP

 

Endorsed by the White House and Rock Stars

Rock and Wrap It Up! met with the White House Council on Environmental Quality Deputy Associate Director Franz Hochstrasser at Jackson Place, next to the White House. The White House has issued a press release naming Rock and Wrap It Up! as a key partner in agricultural environmental sustainability. Convene Magazine has highlighted this partnership.

President Obama’s directive last year to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is now embodied in a mobile app which converts pounds of food into total meals and greenhouse gas emission reduction statistics. The mobile app, named The Whole Earth Calculator, was launched in February 2014 with the NFL to calculate food recovery efforts and environmental impact for Superbowl 48, held in Met Life Stadium. Further discussion revolved around the new curricula written to support the app for high and middle schools. Lawrence (New York) High School Dr. Stephen Sullivan helped write the curricula, The Whole Earth Calculator Lesson Plans, introduced nationally this summer. It is the next generation teaching tool to sensitize the needs to increase food donations to the poor and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Aerosmith and the Allman Brothers Band have endorsed the Whole Earth Calculator and are featured in the scholastic lesson plans.

Lesson Plans are Available, Featuring a New York Yankees Video

Four Guilford County schools in North Carolina implemented the lesson plans and began a food recovery program. Read the report by Laura Oxner and Jennifer Fountain: RWU_ Guilford_NC_School_Program_2014_food_recovery_report

Whole Earth Calculator Supports Our Mission

Rock and Wrap It Up! was the first anti-poverty think tank to tie together food recovery and greenhouse gas emission reduction. Our mantra, reducing the poverty footprint by reducing the carbon footprint remains our goal.

Currently our partners/sectors in asset and food recovery include music, sports, tv/film production, hospitals, hotels and schools. They are supplied with statistics including pounds recovered with meal equivalents and greenhouse gas emission reduction through embedded spreadsheets. Food that is prepared but not served or sold is recovered and given to the indigent across the US and Canada. The data which is supplied by Rock and Wrap It Up! is currently put on websites and reported to management.

The RWU Whole Earth Calculator is a mobile phone/tablet application which converts pounds of food donated to the poor into total meals and CO2 reduction statistics. The Whole Earth Calculator is not a downloadable tool but a non-native, web-based app. The statistical data can be reported in English or metric units. The application supports social media handshakes. i.e., tweets on Twitter and posts on Facebook. More importantly, data collected is captured virtually and recorded on RWU donor spreadsheets for statistical analysis and marketing purposes. RWU has partnered with the United States Departments of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency, participating in their Food Waste Challenge Programs. The RWU Whole Earth Calculator application will further increase the inclusion in the Food Waste Challenge of food donor participants across the country.

The Rock and Wrap It Up! School Program will be expanded by the utilization of the application. Both science and economic curricula is being developed to accompany these applications for use in the school community. Students will be sensitized to keeping food waste out of land fill and new tactics to feed the poor. The application will increase food recovery and promote further positive environmental outcomes.