This week, being environmentally responsible doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, it can be more tasty than ever. From going green with a spoonful of peanut butter to embracing the planet by embracing organically grown veggies for your new homemade salsa, many individuals are finding tasty ways to reduce their ecological footprint in addition to the usual methods of cutting down on energy costs for the good of the planet.
1. Yummy Peanut Butter (No Jelly Necessary). This week features National Peanut Butter Cookie Day will make its way to many American cupboards on June 12 – and even if you’ve never heard of this holiday before, it’s a great reason to take in more of that creamy sweet and salty product this week. The fact that peanut butter is green also is another reason to celebrate – peanut butter is a completely plant-based product, and replacing more meat-based foods with protein-filled peanut butter is a habit that not only is healthier for your heart but also for the environment: You can reduce your carbon footprint by a minimum of 2.5 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions by taking in more peanut butter. Get the milk glasses ready!
2. Going Digital. More employees this week are seeing the value in switching from paper to the digital realm. With so many people today already using Facebook and e-mail to communicate, many offices also are trying to communicate in planet-friendly ways this week by cutting their paper usage and instead relying on digital files or electronic records for customer or patient information. It’s a switch that keeps Mother Earth more robust and keeps more oxygen flowing for future generations.
3. Green Summer Salads. As more people this week enjoy life outdoors and explore their local supermarkets and farmers’ markets, they are more aware about the value of picking up organic vegetables and fruits for their summer salads this week. Organic food products are grown ethically and feature no pesticides, and if you’re adventurous, it’s not too late for you to start growing your own beans, peas, pumpkins or even sweet potatoes this week to experiment with organic farming.
4. Cooling off the Green Way. Many more individuals this week are realizing that the air condition bills are getting a bit larger as the warmer weather begins to climb – and the trend will not be any different for the next couple months of summer heat. This week, more people are investing in green ways to beat the heat – such as buying electric fans, which use 90 percent less energy than central air units do. They also are researching the possibility of using solar-powered air conditioners – a green way to achieve rapid comfort from the hot weather.
5. Green Picnics. This week, spring is still here, yet summer is around the corner. The weather promises to be nice and school is out – so more parents are treating their kids to a fun day at the park – complete with ample play time and maybe even a nice picnic. More picnic goers are trying to be eco-friendly by using recycled and biodegradable plastic ware and napkins. That means less dishes at home and a smaller ecological footprint that is sure to please Mother Nature.
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