Hello my readers!!! I hope everyone is more than fabulous this Monday. I am feeling a bit drabulous with this less than desirable weather, but alas not my subject topic for today. On the flip, today I bring you a public service announcement regarding... Carbon Footprints!
We produce harmful greenhouse gas with most of our activities including; food, housing, transportation and most everything else. Greenhouse gas is implicated in climate change and other detrimental environment effects. Thus, it is quite important for all of us to become more conscious of our behavior and contributions to atmospheric damage.
I want to highlight one place that we can change our behavior: Party preparation and throwing. A few ways to green up your party:
Buy party produce organic and local.
Organic food is cultivated with less harmful chemicals and given that it is locally grown, there is less emissions produced by crop transport.
Ditch bottled water.
Bottled water has a huge carbon footprint — it's bottled at one location in small plastic bottles and shipped all over. Rather than serving water bottles, provide guests with pitchers of water flavored with fruit. Tasty and sustainable!
Serve meat Alternatives: Seafood and Vegetarian Dishes
Estimates by the UNFDA speculate that the meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. Raising of livestock also contributes to fossil fuel dependency. The average feed lot of beef utilizes 40 calories of fossil for every calorie of meat. Websites like epicurious.com and cookinglight.com provide great meatless recipes that will please party-goers of all forms. .
One of the biggest ways that we can reduce harmful chemical levels, is by reducing the amount that we emit with vehicles and other technology. Arrange for guests that live close to one another carpool. Make it easy on guests and pre-organize groups and drivers...
Well that’s all for now folks! i hope you enjoy and feel free to post any additional eco-friendly ideas or inquiries.
Live well, be well.