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Living on $4 a Day?

I just watched this video with Marisha Ray from BFD on Take Part TV.

Here is the comment I left on her video:

The portion sizes American’s eat are usually 2-3 times larger than what the body actually needs. Over-eating is not good for your health. Reducing portions and buying organic, as well as purchasing bulk will not only make food stamps stretch along with the food, but also reduce cost in over-the-counter medicines and other household products. As a side benefit, you produce less waste into the environment.

Read the comments below her video for other inspiring ideas on how to make your diet healthier and more affordable.

The truth is, if we all learned to live on less food, in a healthy way, we could all contribute to the hunger issues not only in our country, but around the world. And as a double solution, many bulk items and fresh produce have far less packaging than conventional and processed foods. I used to throw out my bulging plastic garbage bags once a day when I ate processed and conventional foods. When I switched to a more organic and environmentally friendly diet my pollution naturally reduced itself both in garbage and recycling.

When you consider the carbon footprint of producing, packaging and delivering food, the health implications of an American diet, and then the removal of the waste a diet like this causes, you can see that the more American’s that realize this perspective of thought, the faster we can make a huge impact on our consumerism and pollution problems.
What do you think?

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TEDxDirigo – Zoe Weil – The World Becomes What You Teach

English: Photo of Zoe Weil, author, humane edu...
English: Photo of Zoe Weil, author, humane educator, and co-founder and president of the Institute for Humane Education (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What are you teaching your children?

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Earth Hour March 23, 2013

Earth Hour difference

Watch this video!

Are you gonna be ‘there’ with us on March 23rd supporting this idea and commitment to the planet?

Know of an awesome event in your area?  Let me know!

I will be looking to see who is doing this in Colorado so I can join up on any activities for “Do It In The Dark!”

Love and Peace

Suzi