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Good Life Market

A project in Portland, OR by Jenni Lippold

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Portland's first packaging free grocery store and market supporting a zero waste lifestyle.
Backers: 97
Average Pledge Per Backer: $87

Funded: $8,443 of $45,000
Dates: Feb 21st -> Apr 22nd (60 days)
Project By: Jenni Lippold
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Latest News

Next Steps for Good Life Market ! - save this update -

April 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Friends! So as you will see via our Kickstarter page ( bookmark the link https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/goodlifemarket/good-life-market  as Kickstarter projects that are unsuccessful do remain in Kickstarter via the link, so all the great... (Read More)

And the number 1 Smart Swap is...

April 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you all for your continued support and encouragement- now is our 5 day race to finish line! Here we go!!!  (Read More)

Important Update letter from Founder: Jenni Lippold

April 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello all you amazing backers! First off, I can’t thank you enough for all your support throughout this Kickstarter Campaign! Thank you for getting the word out and for backing the efforts to bring Good Life Market to life! I wanted to take this... (Read More)

Smart Swap- Kidware!

April 10th - via: kickstarter.com
“Kidware” is the term for all the plastic ‘short-life’ items purchased for babies through school age kiddos.  Although this genre does not top the same amount of waste as the food packaging genre does, it is definitely high up there in the... (Read More)

Good Life Market in the news!

April 4th - via: kickstarter.com
First, a huge thank you shout out to all the backers and sharers of this kickstarter campaign. We are nearly up to 100 backers ( which is one goal ) and are 18% funded! Good Life Market is now in the news. Check out the article ( not available... (Read More)

Smart Swap- beauty addition

April 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Hey friends- let’s talk about those face creams and scrubs we all love. Now, it is true that many of the tubes can be washed out, ends snipped and tossed in recycling- But if there is any residue left, the tube is either burned or shipped to... (Read More)

25 days to go UPDATE!

March 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey all you amazing backers and zero waste friends!  Yes, this package free shop will be in St. Johns and not SE or North Portland areas- BUT we have two investment funds ready and willing to invest into Good Life Market to get the doors open this... (Read More)

Shout out to Brooklyn’s Package Free Shop!

March 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Shout out to Brooklyn’s Package Free Shop- for making a difference in decreasing the waste in New York! Five years in operation now, they have also enabled their customers to keep 21,598 plastic water bottles, 683,280 plastic bags, 229,000... (Read More)

Next Smart Swap- toothbrushes and toothpaste!

March 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Guess how many toothbrushes are still around since the first plastic toothbrush in 1938? ALL OF THEM, at least all the once thrown away. That’s right, it takes nearly 400 years for those to decompose. Therefore, our next smart swap to share is... (Read More)

Shout out! To our Zero waste Canadian sister stores- Nada and The Soap Dispensary

March 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello friends! Thank you all for your continued support for the kickstarter - keep up all the great sharing and discussion! Today’s shout out is dedicated to our amazing Canadian sisters to the North -in Vancouver, BC- Nada Packaging Free Grocery... (Read More)

NEW NPR article on where trash goes- timely for our campaign!

March 15th - via: kickstarter.com
YES-this post is so timely. Thanks NPR! Friends, this is even more info- real time data- to prove why we need to get Good Life Market open. #lovepdx #zerowaste #packagefreeshopping Click here for the article with link to audio podcast.  (Read More)

Smart Swap: To-Go Ware!

March 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Time for another Smart Swap, brought to you by Good Life Market! Reusable to-go ware and collapsible straws are an easy swap, friends. Good Life Market will offer a range of these great waste-stoppers, as their size allows them to be stored in your... (Read More)

Video: how a packaging free grocery works, why is works and it's success- Unboxed in Toronto!

March 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Shout out to Unboxed Market in Toronto! This is an excellent video to show how a zero waste market works, why is works, and why we need it.  Post by VICE. In Toronto, only 11% of plastic is recycled. As the owner says in the video, we are showing... (Read More)

Shipping + Rewards update-

March 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello backers! Some of you have asked why there has been no shipping available? That has been due to the fact that if you are in the Portland metro area, it is much less wasteful to have you come to the store ( like we know you will- once it is... (Read More)

Snack Smart Swap- offered at Good Life Market

March 7th - via: kickstarter.com
‘Snackage’- oh so much packaging! Our next smart swap to share is exchanging those fruit snack packs - ( Moms of little ones, I’m talking to you :-) - and granola bar individual plastic wrap for bulk fruit snacks and granola bars - and consider... (Read More)

Another zero waste grocery success story from crowd funding! Let's make it happen for Good Life Market!

March 5th - via: kickstarter.com
For today’s zero waste grocery shout out, let’s give it up to our German friends in Berlin for Original Unpacked ( https://original-unverpackt.de/ )! Milena Glimbovski , the founder of Original Unverpackt, has become a zero waste superstar,... (Read More)

Goal Update + Smart Swap- Bees Wax Wraps

March 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Hello friends!  Wow, what a great first week! We are 50% through our goal go gaining 100 unique backers and 10% through our financial goal of 45K. Thank’s so much! We shall start to publish updates more often that give more detail about the store... (Read More)

Good Life Market is not a new shopping model! Check this out-

February 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello friends!  Many of you have heard me mention in social media or other platforms that this way of shopping is not a new concept- it may seem unique only because we do not have such a store here in our Portland metro area yet, but they are over... (Read More)

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