Earth Day Pledge

Over the past 5 years I've focused a lot on eating and growing organic food, lowering our red meat intake, and eating sustainable seafood. But it's time to focus on a vice that we all deal with everyday - plastic bags. Years ago I would have scoffed at giving up grocery bags but now I have at least 40 reusable bags from IKEA, Trader Joes, Roots, Whole Foods, etc...Now I'm pledging to use these bags at non-grocery stores as well.

Though I have been diligent about recycling plastic and paper bags, even before our recycle program picked them up, it's time to cut out something as unnecessary as plastic especially for my produce - I'm still on the fence about plastic for seafood & raw meat. I found these fabulous reusable canvas produce bags on Etsy, they should fit right in with the rest of the bags.

Little things like using reusable bags leads to composting, harvesting rain water, growing and preserving your own veg, joinging a CSA, eating locally, and so many other good things. Take time today to think about what you and your family can do for the Earth, afterall it is your home.