Being a locavore isn’t the only way to be ‘green,’ but it IS one of the few ways that you can see a benefit to your own life and health while improving the planet. Eating local seasonal food is practical and measurable.
But what about the more traditional environmental approach of the 3 Rs: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle? I’m talking about those in my monthly column On Being Green at Choose NOW Ministries. The heresy? I believe recycling should be a last resort.
In May I tackled reducing with a few tips you can use. Should you do all of them? Not necessarily, but they’re great awareness exercises at the very least.
June’s column examines whether reusing items really helps. And you’ll get to see the egg carton caterpillar my almost-four-year-old great nephew made!
On Wednesday, July 4, my post on recycling, trash, and littering will air over on the column. The recycling world isn’t all as hunky dory as we’d all like to think.
What do you think of the 3 Rs? Do these concepts affect your daily life?