Thursday, March 3, 2011

EATING GREEN

It's easy eating GREEN. . .

We've all heard we should try to live a greener lifestyle by reducing, reusing and recycling. But what about our diets? Making enviromentally conscious choices can be better for our waistlines, our wallets and our planet.

BUY LOCAL:
When you purchase locally produced fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, and dairy products, you're supporting area farmers and cutting back on the fuel it takes to truck food across the country.

GO ORGANIC:
Treating soil with pesticides can pollute the soil, groundwater and possibly us. If you're budget conscious, at least aim for organic when buying produce with thin, edible skins such as grapes, berries, bell peppers, and radishes.

EAT LOWER ON THE FOOD CHAIN:
Producing a pound of meat takes much more water and energy than producing a pound of grain or vegetables.

DITCH THE DRIVE-THROUGH:
Idiling in line in a fast-food restaurant waates gas. Park the car and order inside if you must frequent these restaurants. Better to whip up a quick meal at home. You'll save packaging waste and money too.

BANISH BOTTLED WATER:
Even if you recycle those plastic bottles, it's still taking energy to produce, transport and recycle them.

TAKE BABY STEPS:
You don't have to go cold turkey on cheeseburgers. Even small changes, such as eating one meatless meal a week can make a big difference over time. . .

3 comments:

  1. Thanks, Chatty, good post!!

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  2. So happy to see it read by someone, I appreciate it so much as a lot of research goes into my posts. Thanks again Ruth...

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  3. I believe in eating locally grown produce.
    Not much of a meat-eater anyway. So that doesn't
    bother me to cut down on meat intake. Good post
    Chatty.

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