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Eating for the Planet

When we think of major threats to the environment, many of us imagine vague, impersonal causes like industrial pollution or gillnets. But in reality, the lifestyle choices we make as individuals can have a much larger and direct impact on the planet than we realize – from how we get around to how much electricity we use in our homes. With the 46th annual Earth Day being held this month, there’s never been a better time to examine how our eating can affect the world around us – not just locally, but globally. Here are six great ways to eat for the planet while improving your health and nutrition in the process. Go Organic When you choose organic-certified products or sustainably grown food, you’re not just being trendy – you’re supporting production methods that are actually good for the planet. Sustainable farmers use ecologically sound practices to manage pests and weeds.…

Earth Day 2013 – April 22nd

earthday2013We focus greatly on the importance to maintain our health and lifestyle to live well and balanced lives. Maintaining a small waistline and energizing ourselves with nutritious foods are goals we can all agree we want to reach. Sometimes, we are so concerned for ourselves that we neglect something bigger than all of us combined- the Earth. The Earth’s waistline is 24,901 miles long, which means we have a lot of life to take into consideration.

To bring awareness to the Earth and it’s natural environment, the entire globe celebrates Earth Day once a year. A former United States Senator, Gaylord Nelson, founded Earth Day in 1970 and now it is celebrated in over 170 countries. This year, Earth Day will be celebrated on Monday, April 22.