Vanessa Ferragut, CMP is a Sustainable Event and Meeting Planner in Washington, DC. She is the founder of Ferragut Event Group, LLC, an event planning company that focuses on sustainable meetings and events. Vanessa is also a local foods enthusiast and Founder of Greenease, Inc, a mobile app dedicated to promoting restaurants, cafes and grocers that work with local farms and provide sustainable food options. She is passionate about supporting organizations that embrace sustainability in their business and service practices, promote community activism, and minimize their overall environmental impact in the hospitality sector. You can follow her at @vferragut and @GreeneaseApp.

 

Recent posts by this Author


The Sweet Market of Maple Water

Our bodies are made up of 60% water. Water, in general, is essential to our survival. Every day we lose water by simply breathing, perspiring, or by visiting the loo. So it goes without saying that we need to continue to replenish this loss…

Amplify Your Food Donations This Season with Amp Your Good

One in six people in America face hunger, and over 49 million Americans struggle to put food on the table every day. While programs out there like Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), The National School Lunch Program (NSLP), and the Special Supplemental Nutrition …

Foodies Inspire the Rise of Supper Clubs

supper clubs

Eating out can mean different things to different people. For some it’s just a bite out when they don’t have the energy to cook at home. For others it may be a celebration or special occasion, or just a night out with good friends….

Food Startups Changing the Way We Eat at Home

As an entrepreneur my mind is always racing – I’m thinking about that next big pitch, quarterly updates to our shareholders, what our competitors are doing, etc. Not a minute goes by where I’m not inundated with memories the past, or worried about things…

In Big Cities, a Bigger Focus on Rooftop Farms

In a recent column, I contemplated on who I thought were the first entrepreneurs. Ever. One of these, I’m sure, was the farmer. Times have changed and many would say that as consumption and populations increase, so will the need for farming. And, therefore,…

4 Startups for Those with a Sweet Tooth

4 Startups for Those with a Sweet Tooth

Dining out with me it’s understood that dessert is mandatory – at times the meal planned around leaving room for that. As soon as I see crème brulee on the menu it’s as if everything else ceases to exist. So, it didn’t surprise me to…

Is Juicing the New Startup Trend?

The Joyful World of Juicing Startups

Food trends can be a fascinating thing to follow. From cupcakes to kale, we’ve all jumped on one, or more, of these trends than we’d like to admit. And recently I’ve noticed a new (and profoundly healthy) food trend emerging: juicing. Juicing is a…