Volunteering with Rick at Balboa Park's Earth Fair made me feel so happy. I felt like I did something good for the health of others as well as our environment and I do hope we will have another chance to partake in an event such as this one in the future (you can check out a few of the pictures on Facebook). It was a truly motivating experience and I thank everyone who stopped by the Last Chance for Animals booth (seriously, all of you were awesome).
Rick, being a good vegan and sharing his knowledge with others.So since this Rick and I were super busy today, we didn't exactly have time to make anything too fancy. In other words, no recipe today. My apologies, everybody. *sad face* However, I did make a lovely breakfast with steel cut oats this morning, which I will share with you all very soon.
This might sound cheesy, but every day is Earth Day for me. Minimizing my impact on the earth is very important to me and sometimes I wish we homo sapiens weren't so needy on the planet's resources! But enough of my banter; I want to share some tips of how Rick and I go green every day:
- I only shop for clothes at thrift stores. Understandably, not everyone might enjoy doing this because shopping at thrift stores is not very convenient. I mean, who has the time to dig through numerous racks of clothing that might not even be your style or size? I totally get it and it makes tons of sense. However, shopping at thrift stores is cheap, good for the environment, and sometimes the search for your style and size can be fun.
- We don't waste food. We do our very best to use every scrap of food to our advantage before finally tossing it away. For example, I save vegetable scraps for making broths and we eat leftovers before they go bad. So we really try our best to reduce food waste in general. In fact, we're interested in vermicomposting and we might invest in that for the very near future.
- We say nay to plastic. It kills hundreds of animals every year and takes decades to degrade. No, thank you. If you do use plastic bags, why not reuse them again next time you go shopping? Then when those bag wear out, buy yourself a durable tote and bring it with you every time you grocery shop. Also, buy a stainless steel bottle or thermos for your water instead of using those harmful plastic bottles.
- We use what we have. If Rick and I don't need something, then we won't buy it. If we own something, we use it until it can no longer serve us. This includes anything from clothing, shoes, pillows, body care items, dinner plates... the list goes on. Following this rule saves us tons of dinero as well as living space.
How did you celebrate Earth Day? ^_^