Celebrate Earth Day
It’s Earth Day! A healthy planet is essential for a healthy community. That’s why each year on April 22, more than a billion people celebrate Earth Day. Earth Day is a time to come together to take part in activities that make our world a happier, healthier place to live.
What can you and your family do to promote the health of Mother Earth? Surprisingly, some of the most powerful statements begin in the kitchen with the food we serve and the habits we teach.
Reduce Your Footprint
Here are a few things you can do to help protect mother Earth and also instill a sense of duty and pride in your children:
-Eat local and seasonal food (farmer’s markets are perfect for this)
-Plant an herb garden (easy and a fun family activity…plus you have herbs for dinner!)
-Turn off lights when you leave the room (make signs if you have to until its habitualized)
-Ditch the disposable bags for reusable bags (pick some out as a family and keep in your trunk)
-Reduce your footprint – walk or bike to school/work (Did you know people who bike to work/school have slimmer waistlines?)
-Compost (call your city to see if you can get one for free)
-Limit water usage – Turn off the faucet when you brush your teeth and conserve up to eight gallons of water a day
-Plant a tree or donate a tree – Planting trees is one of the easiest and most important ways to fight climate change. Deforestation contributes to species extinction, poverty, and is responsible for up to 15% of the global greenhouse gas emissions causing climate change. Plus, planting a tree as a family is so rewarding!
-Recycling one can of soda will save enough energy to power a TV for three hours.
-In its lifetime, one reusable bag can prevent the use of 600 plastic bags.
-Shutting down a computer when it’s not in use cuts the energy consumption by 85 percent.
-For every mile walked instead of driven, nearly one pound of pollution is kept out of the air.
We at WT Café are committed to helping you and your family live a healthier life. That’s why we prepare and serve your children only the freshest, purest, from scratch meals available. When you order from us, you can trust that your food was prepared by local chefs who value the delicate relationship between the environment and our bodies.
Have a Wholesome, earth-friendly month!
– WT Cafe