Wed 5th June is World Environment Day . The theme for this year is Think.Eat.Save. and is anti food waste and food loss campaign to encourage us to reduce our footprint. Food waste is the largest type of waste in our landfills, as well as one of the most harmful to the environment. Food takes a lot of resources to produce so never let it go to waste. People have been recycling food for eons! It’s called leftovers.
Have a few recipes handy that are great for using up left over bits and pieces.
Great Grandma will tell you to eat less, plan more, make do, grow a veggie garden and mend.
Meet - Milo Cress, the 11-year-old spokesperson for the Be Straw Free project. He started a campaign to encourage people to refuse disposable straws. At change.org there's a petition to encourage a large restaurant chain to only serve straws to people who ask for one, which will divert an unbelievable 180 million straws from landfills and waterways every year. When someone from Surfrider took a very short walk down a Florida beach recently, he found 16 plastic straws (see picture). He's hopeful though, as the Florida community started a "skip the straw" campaign. What can you do to skip the plastic straw?
Swishing is a great way of refreshing one's wardrobe without spending any money or adding to landfill; you also get an added glow from knowing that someone is going to give your old clothes a new home.
"The sharing economy movement has gone mainstream. According to a national consumer study, not only did a 60 percent of overall respondents find the concept of sharing appealing, but a full 71 percent of those who have used shareable products expect to continue." Campbell Mithun