So you buy local produce (mostly), use fewer plastic bags, and eat low on the food chain. How else can you go green over the holidays? Here are a few more ideas.
Buy organic food.
To be honest, I sometimes think that buying organic products can be overrated. I understand the import of organic products and how much better they are for everyone involved â€“ the environment included. However, I dislike the fact that there are some producers that are in such a hurry to label their products organic even when sometimes, they arenâ€™t really. This is because organic products fetch a far higher price than the non-organic ones. Just make sure that you buy real organic products and that you understand fully why you are buying organic.
Buy sustainable seafood.
You know how illegal fishing has depleted a lot of our marine resources. This is why it is highly suggested that we purchase seafood that is acquired in an environmentally-friendly manner. This could either be farmed seafood or seafood that is fished under regulations. Again, this could be hard if you simply buy from the supermarket and they do not have any indications as to how the products are harvested. However, it wonâ€™t hurt to ask and to look around for sustainably harvested seafood. And if everyone did this, the chances are they would carry more â€œethicalâ€ products.
These are only some of the ideas that I know which can help you help the environment in your own little way while at the same time enjoying great food. Any tips of your own?