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FOOD

Keep yourself and the planet healthy by incorporating some of these food habits- from the grocery store to the compost bin!

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SHOP LOCAL

Buying seasonal fresh produce from farmer's markets not only helps support local growers and small businesses but also reduces food transportation emissions. 

02

REUSABLE BAGS

Remember to take cloth tote bags with you when shopping or opt for paper bags at checkout to reduce the consumption of single-use plastic bags. And for extra credit, use smaller mesh bags for produce!

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03

BUY IN BULK

Shopping in the bulk section of grocery stores cuts down on individual plastic packaging. In some stores, you can even buy non-food items, like lotion and shampoo in bulk!

04

REUSABLE BOTTLES 

Stay hydrated without the waste! Today, you can get stylish customized bottles, smart bottles, vacuum-insulated bottles... so many options! Plus, some cafes and juice shops are happy to give you your drink in your own bottle, rather than a disposable cup. But if you must use a single-use plastic bottle, don't forget to recycle.

05

SUSTAINABLE STRAWS

Instead of using plastic straws, try switching to metal straws instead. Experiment with paper, bamboo, or other biodegradeable materials. Or simply go without!

06

PLANT-BASED MEALS

The meat and dairy industry contributes about 14.5% of our global greenhouse gas emissions. Plus, it takes more land to grow food for animals than it does for humans, so cutting down on meat saves forests and biodiversity too!

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REDUCE FOOD WASTE

It takes an incredible amount of resources to grow and ship produce around the world. Wasting food means we are clearing more forest land than we need to, wasting water, and needlessly burning fuel. So only buy what you need, save leftovers, and compost!

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BETTER FOOD STORAGE

Make glass containers your new best friend for storing leftovers. Cut down on plastic wrap by using reusable bee's wax wraps instead. Reduce the use of plastic sandwich bags by using a silicone alternate.