Sunday, August 31, 2014

Pumpin' Up Your Pulse with Pizza

Want to get us to run? Promise us there’ll be food at the end.

Better yet, promise us pizza.

New York City’s annual pizza run has got this down pat, and the race is just around the corner.

(Yes, we swear this is a real thing.)

That’s right: on Saturday, September 13th, food-frenzied New Yorkers will hit the streets to complete a two-mile run through historic Tompkins Square Park. After each lap, every runner must stop at a “pizza station” and scarf down a slice. The one who races and faces his pizza fastest will be crowned Pizza Run Champion.

…And yes, there WILL be prizes.

All in all, we love the Pizza Run for a whole bunch of reasons. First, a portion of the proceeds benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) – the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research.

Secondly, we love pizza. And people who love pizza.

Pizza by Certe, Manhattan’s first Gold LEED certified pizzeria (and rockstars of the GreenBox) is backing the event, too. In fact, all of the pie eaten during the race is straight from their eco-friendly kitchen, and served in our 100% recycled pizza boxes.

Therefore, in the words of fellow Tweeter, @LeslieEMcDonald: “This, I can get behind.”

Come on, fellow foodies. Let’s show our pizza passion. We’ll race ya for it.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Dollar Pie, My Oh My… Let’s “Slice Out Hunger”!

New York’s biggest pizza party is just around the corner, and you’re invited.

It’s called “Slice Out Hunger,” and for the fifth year in a row, Ecovention will be setting up camp amongst 40 of the city’s top pizza restaurants, sponsoring the event and contributing our eco-friendly boxes to the cause.

Great company, and NYC’s finest pizza pie. What more could one want?

The best part: each slice is just one dollar, and 100% of proceeds go directly to Food Bank for New York City, the city’s major hunger-relief organization for over 31 years.

To put things into perspective, every single dollar made through the event funds 5 meals for New Yorkers in need. In 2013, Slice Out Hunger raised $20,000, ultimately sponsoring 100,000 meals for hungry city dwellers.

…Now that’s a heck of a reason to stop by for a slice.

I know, I know, you’re on board. So, where can you sign up? No need to buy tickets ahead of time. Just mark your calendars for October 8th and head on over to 154 Sullivan Street around 6pm. Bring your friends, a few bucks, and of course – an empty stomach. The party doesn’t stop until the pizza runs out.