Earth Day is important. It reminds us that even small efforts on our part can add up to big results in protecting our planet. There are lots of ways to make a difference – pick one or two or do them all and party like it’s Earth Day every day.
1. Reduce, Reuse & Recycle. Most of us recycle, right? But how about reducing our waste by re-using? Ditch disposables for washable containers and packaging. Did you know that you can bring any clean and dry bottle in to any We Olive to be filled?
2. Eat local and with the seasons. When you buy local produce, you inherently eat with the seasons. You support local farmers and consume food that doesn’t have to travel very far to your table reducing its environmental impact from transportation related pollution. Win-win. Find out what’s in season in your area here.
3. Eat sustainable foods. Sustainable foods are animals and plants produced using farming techniques that protect the environment, public health, human communities and animal welfare. The Sustainable Table offers a fantastic search tool to help you locate sustainable foods and restaurants in your community. Many of the olive oils that you’ve come to know and love from We Olive are produced by small growers that employ sustainable and organic practices.