It’s proof that anyone can make a change in their community, even when it comes to laws.
9 year old Dane Best was stunned to hear that it was illegal for him to hurl snowballs at his little brother within the city limits of Severance, Colorado. The ban is technically part of a larger ordinance that was put in place 98 years ago. The ordinance states that it is illegal to throw stones or missiles at any trees, people, property, or buildings. And according to a town administrator, snowballs fall under the “missile” category.
After he discovered the town law 2 months ago, Dane became determined to have the ban lifted. He gathered signatures from his classmates and encouraged them to write letters to the city council. Then last week, he made a presentation at the town board meeting asking for the law to be changed. Needless to say, the board members unanimously agreed to lift the ban on snowballs.
After Dane was given the honour of throwing the first legal snowball in a century, he says that he now plans on changing other outdated city laws before going on to become US president.
Instead of going to waste, Kellogg’s is turning their rejected cereal flakes into beer. The food company’s new “Throw Away IPA” is being brewed with 70% wheat and 30% corn flakes that were too small, big, or undercooked to make it onto supermarket shelves from their UK manufacturing locations. Plus a portion of sales will be donated to Fareshare, a food poverty charity!
The English beer is being made by Seven Bro7hers Brewery. According to the beer experts, the brew tastes sweeter than the usual IPA and it maintains the iconic golden colour of its breakfast cereal ingredients.
Each “Throw Away IPA” brew uses roughly 132 pounds of rejected cornflakes. Since the craft brewery first teamed up with the food company to make the beer earlier in the year, Kellogg’s says that it has reduced their UK-based food waste by 12.5%.
Corporate social responsibility manager for Kellogg’s UK, Kate Prince, said: “Kellogg’s is always exploring different and sustainable ways to reduce food waste in its factories. So it is great to be involved in such a fun initiative with a local supplier.”
So there you go, beer is officially a breakfast cereal!