Eat locally

A powerful way to live more sustainably is to eat locally. The convenience of supermarkets has changed how people think about food. You can stroll through aisles stocked with fruits, vegetables, and other products from all over the world any time of year. But these products consume huge amounts of fossil fuel energy to get from those global locations to your corner supermarket. If you live in the north west you are lucky to have numerous farmers markets available to you. The farm to table option not only reduces the carbon footprint but it also puts money back into the communities. So not only will you be saving the planet but you will be supporting the local economy as well. Click to find a farmers market in your area.