Today is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day! How can you celebrate with eco-friendly eating?
- Buy local. It will cut down on fossil fuels consumed by delivery trucks and reduce the costs of transporting products over great distances.
- Eat less meat and more plant-based meals. Raising animals for meat requires more water and energy than it does to grow grain. And, according to a report published by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, livestock generate more greenhouse gas emissions than transportation, accounting for a whopping 18%!
- Plant your own organic garden. You can’t get more locally grown than that! Plant your favorites and you are more likely to eat them, cutting down on food waste.
- Compost. Give back to Mother Earth what she produced by composting your food waste. It is an inexpensive and eco-friendly way to feed your plants.
- Use your “Shop to Lose” app to make your grocery list and conserve paper!
Mommy Tip: “Renew, Reuse, and Recylce” your kids’ old toy storage unit that they have outgrown – turn it into a school lunch pantry. Designate each bin to contain a different nonperishable, nutritious food item that is “Mom Approved.” When your kids pack their school lunches for the day, they can grab what they need from the bins.
Do you have a great idea for eating green? Share your tips, we want to know!