Monday, April 26, 2010

Earth Day 2010

You have the ability to make your next trip to the store a GREENER experience. Here are some ways to be environmentally conscious when shopping.

1. Bring your own bags. Reusable shopping bags are all the rage and come in so many styles and colors. Bring them with you on every trip so you can skip the plastic bag. Also, check to see if your store offers a discount on your bill when you use a reusable bag.
2.Stock up on Produce. Much less energy is used to grow fruits and vegetables than raise animals for meat. Making produce the majority of your diet can reduce dependence on other foods.
3. Share Shopping. Bring a friend or neighbor shopping and car pool. It will really save on gas.
4. Shop Organic. Organic foods are grown without the use of harmful pesticides and fertilizers.
5. Buy in Bulk. Buying in bulk is beneficial because it reduces the need for individual packaging of products. Plus, you'll have to make fewer trips to the store, which saves on gas.
Source: Fargo Forum

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