Do you feel as if you have overindulged over the Christmas holidays? Perhaps it is time to go the healthy route for the New Year! I would love to go the green way for the celebrations next week so let me share some of the tips that I will be following.
Stick to the lower ranks of the food chain.
That simply means eating more plants than animals. The fact is that it takes more fossil fuels to raise animals, whether they are fish or pigs or cattle. We all know that fossil fuels are fast running out and as such, every little thing that we can do to help would be significant. I am not saying that you should totally rule out the meat â€“ I know this is impossible for many people but trying to consume less meat and more grains, beans, and other plant products would be easier on the planet.
Buy local and use less plastic bags
I was outside of the city in the past few days and I noticed something in their grocery stores â€“ something different from what I normally experience here in the city. They have a very big section for local produce and they do not give out plastic bags anymore. I know that there are some supermarkets here that do the same thing but I havenâ€™t seen a lot of them do that. It may be inconvenient not to have plastic bags in the beginning but I guess it just takes some getting used to.
(to be continued)