do help—remember, everything adds up! This Earth Day,
we’re starting with school lunch. What you eat and how you tote your food can
have a major effect on the world we live in.
Every day, we hear about how Mother Nature needs our help to
keep Earth healthy. It’s super easy to do small, simple things that really
No matter how many options you have in the school caf, it’s
usually hard to make a food decision, let alone an eco-friendly one! Instead of
ordering up some meatloaf (what’s in that, anyway?!), what they even put in it,
check out the grilled cheese or another veg option.
Before you go ahead and grab a pile of napkins for no
reason, simply take one. You can easily get up and get more if you need them.
This helps take away the wasting of napkins, which you’d surely do if you took
If you decide to bring your lunch to school, kick the ham
and cheese sandwich to the curb and create your own salad masterpiece. Don’t
forget to bring the dressing on the side, or your salad will get super soggy.
Ditch the disposables
When bringing your “brown-bag” lunch to school, leave the
brown bag at home. Go out and get a nice re-usable lunch bag. This way you
don’t have to be wasteful and throw out a paper bag day after day.
Whether you decide to bring your own lunch to school or buy
it from the lunch line, you can save your money and the earth by bringing your
own water bottle instead of buying plastic waters from the vending machine. No
longer are there just re-usable water bottles made of nasty plastic. Now there
are fun designed aluminum water bottles that are totally recyclable. They are
free of many harmful toxins that are in plastic, and they’re super sturdy.
That’s a plus in our books, babes!
BY RACHAEL ELLENBOGEN ON 4/17/2012 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN lunch, lunch box recipes, earth day, eco-friendly, go green