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Picnic For The Planet April 6, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Sustainable Living.
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Earth Day is right around the corner ~ Friday, April 22nd. 

To celebrate, consider joining or planning a picnic in the great outdoors.

Picnic for the Planet 2011 is coordinated by the Nature Conservancy in partnership with Back to Nature and Chipotle.

While you’re waiting to “get back to nature” on Earth Day, want to learn about five easy ways to make more Earth-friendly food choices?

* Eat Smart ~ Essay by Mario Batali that highlights the benefits of banning bottled water from your shopping cart and promoting heirloom fruits and vegetables in your garden.

* Eat Local ~ Essay by Alice Waters describing the pleasures of shopping at Farmers Markets and supporting local farmers who care about the land and the quality of our food. 

* Eat Sustainably ~ Essay by Barton Seaver addressing the idea that every meal has a story to tell, from the history of its ingredients to the culture of the people who developed each dish.

* Eat Green ~ Incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your diet is good for your health, and the health of the planet.

* Eat Out ~ Join Picnic for the Planet on April 22nd, a celebration of the planet we live on, the food it provides and the people we share it with.

The planet does a lot for us ~ we should take it out for lunch on April 22nd.

Related posts:  7 Reasons We Prefer To Dine In * Tiny Green Thumbs Workshop * Only A Fool Would Say That * No Impact Man: Gradual Change * Eating Organic on a Budget (Liberal Simplicity) * Healthy Habit Thursday: Focusing on Vitamin C (Positive Parental Participation)