Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Start Eating Locally

One thing you can do now to reduce your personal carbon imprint, eat locally grown food. So here's what you do.
  1. Next time you are in the grocery store, check where the produce, packaging and dry goods you are purchasing comes from.

  2. Calculate how much gas planes, trucks and boats use to bring those groceries to your door?

  3. Seek out the independents that might carry local food.

  4. Check out farmer's markets and other sources.

  5. Share what you find out with this blog. In the upcoming editions, I'll write about what I learn.

  6. Read http://100milediet.org/why-eat-local/ for more uplifting reasons.

The image below is of flax and canola against an incredible prairie sky, so buying locally also helps the farming economy and fills the fields with beautiful colours.

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