from our fathers, we are borrowing it from our children... - Native American saying..
My friends... Today is Blog Action Day. A day to speak out in favor of your environment, yes, 'your' environment, not 'the' environment....
A day to reflect on the little steps you are taking to make global change. Little steps are all that are needed, as in, 'Act locally, think globally'.
So, here are some ideas if you are in a funk:
- Food: Reduce your use of pre-packaged stuff... buy in bulk - and bag it yourself!
- Food: Buy closer to the source - direct from market, direct from farmer/rancher - this saves fuel since the food travels less, and the food tastes better! Hey, you might even make a new friend!
- Food: Buy natural or organic. Less fossil fuels, no pesticides/herbicides, no antibiotics, no steroids or added hormones - and hey! It's good for your health too!
- Food: bring your own shopping bags to the grocery store... recycle, recycle, recycle!
- Food: (it's my thing, can you tell?) Cook, eat out less, and skip a few of those drive-thru desires (yes, this includes that double-mocha-java-whatchamagizmit!)...
- Speaking of Coffee: Buy good coffee beans, a grinder, some 1/2 and 1/2 and make your own at home! Love your home and your space - no need to 'go out for a cup o' Joe'
- Skip the lawn fertilizers and chemicals... Yes, it can be done. We are proof! So you have some dandelions - those are beautiful flowers to your kids! And the latest is dandelions might have some sort of cancer fighting benefits! How about that???
- Save fuel: Make fewer trips to the grocery store... Keep a list of items you need as they run out, and then go shopping! Keep the basics well supplied - eggs, bacon, butter, milk, coffee, flour, potatoes, onions, lettuce. Things you use in everyday meals.
- Speaking of Butter: Get the real stuff! Again, the less processing, the better for you! I have never been a margarine or fake butter or fake egg girl... It's my belief that real food means less foreign pathogens in your body, and less cancer stuff...
Need any good books? Here are some suggestions:
The Omnivores Dilemma, by Michael Pollan
Animal, Vegetable, miracle, by Barbara Kingsolver
Have a beautiful day...