From weight loss to saving more money, new year’s resolutions run the gambit. But for many, going more green might not be one they think of. The funny thing is that going green doesn’t only help the planet, it can help your health and you wallet too! Check out some of my easy ways to go a bit more green in 2014!
1) Decrease Your Meat & Animal Product Consumption – While not everyone is ready to become 100% vegetarian, there is little doubt that eating less meat is one of the fastest ways to reduce your carbon footprint. Pick one or two days a week where you will only cook vegetarian food. Find a good vegetarian food cooking book to learn the best recipes, and you’re set!
2) Seasonal Shopping – While it can be tempting to eat strawberries in winter, when they have been imported from halfway across the planet or grown in energy-hungry greenhouses, they’re hardly sustainable. Do some research into what is naturally grown in your area in the season, and prefer these. This way, you’ll also rediscover the pleasure of meals changing with the seasons!
3) Pedal Your Way Through the Year – People who re-start cycling to work and/ or the supermarket often say that it’s lovely to rediscover their neighborhood that way. In fact, unless you live in a very mountainous area, this could be the most relaxing resolution you take!