Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Dine with the planet in mind

When planning your meals, be sure to consider the impact your choices have on the environment. Some great ways to be kind to the earth:

1. Buy in bulk - bulk buying reduces the amount of packaging used

2. Buy local - help support community farms and reduce the amount of gas used to transport your food

3. Reduce meat consumption - the livestock industry alone is responsible for nearly one-fifth of the greenhouse gases —more than all transportation

4. Buy organic - reduce the amount of pesticides your family is exposed to and help support farmers who protect the planet with their farming techniques

5. Compost - help reduce the impact to landfills by composting as much food waste as possible check out www.compostguide.com for composting tips

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