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More than five ways to green your diet and kitchen « Climate Progress: CAP offers some simple ways to green up y...

More than five ways to green your diet and kitchen May 21, 2011 Farmers’ markets are back in season around the country, making this a good time to look at more environmentally friendly eating (and drinking) options. CAP offers some simple ways to green up your diet and kitchen (and a few less simple ones at the end): Eat locally. Buying your food locally helps the environment . A study in Iowa found that by eating locally, one consumes 17 times less oil and gas than a typical diet with food shipped across the nation. Eating locally doesn’t restrict you to your own kitchen, either. Many restaurants, such as Chipotle , are making an effort to use more local ingredients—some exclusively so. Buy food in bulk. Buying food in bulk helps reduce the use of packaging , which cuts down on waste and strain on the environment. You can also reduce waste by putting bulk items in reusabl...

Full article: http://climateprogress.org/2011/05/21/more-than-five-ways...

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