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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Sustainable Living Practices 2

Today's Earth Handbook's suggestion is to shop intentionally. I learned a lot about this watching Food, Inc. It was a very disturbing movie about the foods we eat and where they come from and how they're produced. I haven't bought meat from the grocery or at a restaurant since! The conclusion at the end of the movie is that every time we purchase something we are voting. Our letters of disgust to the mass producers of meat will do nothing in comparrison to our choice to buy grass fed, pasture raised, kindly treated meats. This is not only in support of the more ethical treatment of animals but it is also a healthier choice for you and your family.
That rant was just a focus on meats, however it is true for everything we buy; everything we choose to buy is a vote - EVERYTHING! Where it was produced or manufactured, how it was produced or manufactured, how this affects the environment, even what kind of packaging it comes in! So shop intentionally, think about purchases and how they affect your world and your family. And support your own community by buying locally and supporting small business.

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