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Food Tips

Here are some tips on how you can make our environment better by making better food choices:

  • Add one meatless meal per week.

While strict vegetarianism isn't for everyone, even the most devout carnivores can cut back on meat consumption without cramping their style-and save money in the process. Industrial meat production requires huge energy inputs and creates noxious waste problems. The proliferation of factory farms is damaging the environment, and the global nature of the industry creates conditions that promote the spread of diseases such as avian flu, potentially costing society billions.

  • Skip the bottled water at the grocery or convenience store.

Filter your tap water for drinking rather than using bottled water. Not only is bottled water expensive, but it produces large amounts of container waste.

  • Compost your food scraps.

Composting helps reduce the amount of waste you send to the landfill, which can save you money if you live in a municipality with a "pay as you throw" system. In the process, you create free, healthy fertilizer for your garden. If you don't have a yard or space for a compost pile, try indoor ‘vermiculture,' or worm composting.

 

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