Our Earth Day Pledge 2014

We're a pretty Earth friendly household already so when it came time to think of this year's Earth Day Pledge and giving back to the Earth I drew inspiration from my last 3 months working on an organic farm. Turns out we rarely buy local herbs, I've tried growing them in my garden but failed to ever have enough to make even one pesto pizza let alone enough for a family of 5 for the whole year so we typically ended up buying packaged dried herbs from a big box stores. 

It's time for a change!! Our Earth Day Pledge this year and for the future is to buy locally grown organic herbs and continue buying local produce and hopefully there's some chickens in our future too!

We have almost two million farms in the USA and more than 2/3 of those are family owned small-scale farms. These farm sell their products directly to the public. They do this via CSA programs,Farmers' MarketsFood Coops, u-picks, farm stands, and other direct marketing channels. 
Large scale chemical agriculture is poisoning our soils and our water, and weakening our communities. By buying direct from a family farm you can help put a stop to this unfortunate trend.

I used an Ecological Footprint calculator and found that food was the second largest part of our consumption taking up 24% of our overall footprint. Buying local will help reduce our numbers.

Calculate your footprint at Earthday.org

 Earth Day Pledge 2014: Buy locally grown organic Herbs & Produce

Father's Day is coming soon Red Envelope going green with 
Recycle. Reduce. Reuse. gift ideas: http://www.redenvelope.com/green-gifts-rgren

this post was inspired by RedEnvelope’s #redgoesgreen project : www.redenvelope.com


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