By Nicole Harris, Wonky Wonderful
“While we all would love to make giant changes that instantly improve our environment, the reality is, it’s the small changes that add up to make the big impacts.”
—Nicole Harris, Wonky Wonderful
April is Earth Month! What better time to make a conscious effort to improve your sustainability habits. I know it can be overwhelming to wrap your brain around what sustainability really means. While we all would love to make giant changes that instantly improve our environment, the reality is, it’s the small changes that add up to make the big impacts. And if we all committed to making small daily changes imagine what that would add up to.
Here are a few ideas to get you started on thinking (and cooking) with a healthy Earth in mind:
Buy USDA Organic Products: These products are made with practices that promote ecological balance and conserve biodiversity. Organic food is good for us and for the planet.
Ditch The Disposables: This one is difficult for me too. But we need to stop using disposable plates, napkins and cups. We just do. And along with that, look for products that come in minimal packaging or packaging that is recyclable.
Turn Off The Water And Lights: Yeah, yeah. Mom and Dad yelling at you about the power/water bill did get tiresome but they were right. Perhaps their reasoning was financially motivated but still, they were right. Not only does reducing your water and power consumption save you money, it saves the planet too. Thanks Mom and Dad.
Pay Attention: Read the labels. Do your research. Know where your food is coming from. I got you covered for this recipe. I made it using Earthbound Farm Frozen Broccoli. It is Broccoli Cheese Rice Casserole. Get the recipe here »
I use a lot of frozen fruits and vegetables because it reduces food waste. I just hate throwing away produce that I didn’t use in time. That’s what’s great about frozen produce, it is ready and waiting for you.
Earthbound Farm frozen products are just as great as the fresh produce but come in convenient packages frozen until you need them. Like all the Earthbound Farm products, the frozen fruits and vegetables come with their commitment to sustainability.
Earthbound Farm promotes a healthy, balanced ecosystem with organic and sustainable farming. All Earthbound Farm produce is USDA-certified Organic.