There are many ways to make your dining and drinking experiences more eco-friendly. Here are a few from Green Chic: Saving the Earth in Style, read on, and then leave your own tips!
1. Eat Local Foods:
Knowing where your food comes from is great for conversation and also good for your local farmers, economy, and the earth.
2. Ditch Processed Foods:
Choose whole recognizable foods that are as close to their natural state as possible, instead of refined foods.
3. Buy Organic and Biodynamic Wines:
Organic grapes are grown without chemical fertilizers or chemicals. This means that the fertilizers and chemicals won’t get into the air, water, soil, or your body!
4. Support your Local Micro-Brewery:
Cold ones are made from barley, hops, and sometimes wheat – conventionally these ingredients are grown using herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides. Choose a local organic or biodynamic brewery to support instead.
5. Fair Trade/Shade Grown Coffee:
Only drink coffee that is shade-grown, Fair Trade Certified, and Organic. It is really easy to find in your local markets these days. It is important because it helps to prevent the deforestation of the rain forest. Several decades ago farmers found that if you cleared the lovely canopy of the rain forest to grow coffee in the sun, it would grow faster. However cutting down the rain forest to do this, is a horrible idea.
How do you make your dining and drinking experiences greener?