We might be able to save our planet.
Granted, we hear of food waste all the time. But we need to recast that phrase into a planet-saving light. Sure. I don't eat all the food I buy. However, I'm doing three things to address that problem.
- First, I'm really trying to limit my buying to what I will actually eat that week that cannot be frozen for later. I'm a Deep South gal who loves her food, who enjoys cooking, and so the grocery store is a huge lure for me. BTW, frozen kale in my Zuppa Toscana is nowhere near as great as using the fresh kale in my soup. Duly noted.
- Second, I'm adding green drinks to my menu, using up not-so-pretty food but still safely edible. So, if you had planned for a great big salad, got distracted for a couple days, instead plan on drinking your veggies.
- Third, I'm adding that otherwise spoiled food to a backyard compost pile, not to my garbage bag.
Small steps. Big differences.
See my friend Nicci's related post at https://niccicarrera.com/2020/01/22/five-tips-for-waste-reduction/ wherein she has this great motto (which I am now adopting as well):
My motto is a quote that was shared in one of my social media streams:
Amen.We don’t need a few people doing waste reduction perfectly; we need a million people doing waste reduction imperfectly.
And a great big shout-out to Greta for all her hard work involved in getting the word out in the global arena.
God bless us all.
Denise Barker, Author, Blogger, Copy Editor
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