Happy Earth Day!
A healthy planet is essential for a healthy community. No matter where you live, conserving our natural resources means securing a sustainable food future for future generations. 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.
Here are some tips on earth-friendly things to do at home with your family:
Go Meatless on Mondays
Did you know that the meat industry is responsible for approximately 20% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions? In fact, producing one calorie of meat requires nearly twenty times the amount of energy as one plant calorie!
The “Meatless Monday” trend has inspired American families to cook from scratch, to use only fresh and seasonal ingredients, and to reduce meat consumption. Making these kinds of dietary choices will have a positive impact on your family’s mood, health, and longevity.
Click here to learn more about how a vegetarian lifestyle can help your family live a longer, healthier life.
Reduce Your Footprint
There is a lot you can do as a family to take care of Earth. Here are a few that will 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)
Plant a Tree or Donate to Plant 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! Year after year as you and your children watch your tree take root, you will be reminded of the growth we all experience along our journey on this planet, and how being healthy and strong helps us all weather the many storms of life.
Pick up a tree and a shovel at your local landscaping spot for a rewarding family activity this Earth Day. No time for planting? Donate as little as $1 and plant a tree in your name today. Click here to donate to plant a tree.
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 our environment, our food, and our bodies.
Have a Wholesome, earth-friendly month!
– WT Cafe