Normally, I like to stay green all year-round, but after going to Lilith Fair, I decided I needed to do something more, and what better time than the present, the (almost) gorgeous summertime in San Diego!
When eating out, I always bring a cloth napkin with me, and never accept paper napkins if offered. If I don't finish my food, I have a container I bring from home and package it myself. This has gotten quite a few stares before from employees, but once I explain, they are nice about it. I bring my reusable water bottle EVERYWHERE! Restaurants are getting better at letting you fill them instead of getting a cup, which is great. Also, don't use plastic cutlery! It's one thing to do these things yourself, but it's another to inform others of WHY you are doing these things, so that you can spread the word to others and spread the movement. If people aren't informed, they can't make informed decisions about their actions and how a small act like asking for an extra plastic fork, is really affecting the planet.
I am thankful to live in a community with farmers markets galore and a wonderful co-op (Ocean Beach) that covers any food need I may have. These farmers markets are offered on different nights (normally Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays), and it always gives me great pleasure to peruse the aisles, seeing what will make my mouth water this time! I also recently (in January) moved to a new studio where my landlord gardens with passion, and there are fruit trees, vegetables and spices in abundance in the backyard. I have free range of any of these, and being a vegetarian, the veggies and spices come in handy!
It might not be much for now, but it's a start and a movement and change in my life that grows each and every day!
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