World Environment Day is fast approaching (June 5). Are you still thinking you should start doing something good for the environment? Overwhelmed by the enormity of the task? Don’t be. Just do one new thing today that contributes to the health of the planet. In fact, try one new thing each day for a week. Here’s Week 1’s schedule for you:
Day 1: Go through your fridge and identify food that is locally grown, organic or free trade. Have a look at the amount of packaging your food comes in. Browse some ingredient lists. Just familiarize yourself with the sorts of things you buy.
Day 3: Get on the Internet (try here and here in the United States, here in Australia and here in New Zealand) or check your local newspaper for farmers’ markets, organic grocers and supermarkets that supply organic, locally grown or fair trade food.
Day 4: Do your weekly grocery shop, with your reusable bags, at one of the places you found on Day 3.
Day 5: Prepare one meal without using any prepackaged ingredients.
Day 6: Go online and donate to the worthy cause of your choice.
Day 7: Take a 20-minute walk in a natural environment and notice how it makes you feel.
It’s all simple stuff. It’s not hard and it needn’t be daunting. Just do it!