We all want to live greener, but making the move takes time. It’s best to start with those easy swaps and then build from there. Doing things like using a reusable water bottle rather than those plastic disposable ones is better for the environment, but did you know that we can start to make some swaps when it comes to our grocery shopping as well?!
One easy way, and my personal favorite, is buying local!! Get up and go to the local farmers market and buy all your fruits and veggies for the week. When you buy local, not only are you helping a local business but you are reducing the food miles. Local produce is reduces the carbon footprint significantly in comparison to produce from your big box store that can travel thousands of miles before it hits the grocery store shelf.
Another way to be more eco-friendly is to reduce your food waste. You can make a list to ensure you are getting what you need and won’t be throwing away food that wasn’t used or went bad. When you do get home- make sure you store food properly to reduce spoilage.
Lastly, another easy swap is to bring your own reusable bags. It’s time to make that “paper or plastic” a thing of the past. If we can get fewer single-use plastic bags put into circulation, it will reduce the amount of litter that ends up damaging ecosystems along with wildlife and humans.