Thursday, April 22, 2010

Love for my Mother Earth


“There is new life in the soil. There is healing in the trees for tired minds and for our overburdened spirits, there is great strength in the hills, if only we will lift up our eyes. Remember that nature is your great restorer.”
–Calvin Coolidge

Happy Earth Day! Need help deciding how to celebrate? Well besides getting outside to enjoy the fresh air, shopping with your reusable grocery bag while sipping out of a sigg water bottle, you can:

-Support Sustainable, Local food: Find a CSA near you at LocalHarvest.org/csa

-Try the Low-Carbon Diet-and cut your carbon emissions by going vegetarian, vegan, or eating locally!! Find out your diets carbon footprint here

-Go Veg- Sign the VegPledge and pledge to go meatless once a week, or every day in May!

-Go Slow: This weekend I'll be volunteering at the SlowFest-A celebration of local food and brew! Stop by if you're in Boston!

-Talk about it: Food, Glorious Food: Our Palate vs. Our Planet? Joanne Chang, pastry chef and owner, Flour Bakery and Cafe and Myers+Chang; Corby Kummer, editor and author May 7th at the Museum of Science More details here

-Eat ice cream? BU is having a lot of Earth Week Celebrations, and today, the SlowFood BU crew (which includes moi!) will be sharing free "Fair Trade Sundaes"! Ben & Jerrys + Fair Trade Bananas + fair trade chocolate!

Stop and smell the flowers and have a glorious day!

4 comments:

Julie Q said...

Great ideas! Happy Earth Day :)

KC said...

Those sound like great events...and I am thinking about going Meatless in May.

Summer said...

are you aware that those are my flowers...representing me blossoming into a fine young adult...

Elizabeth Jarrard said...

Re: Julie Q- Thank you!
RE: KC- I think it's a great idea for everyone to try going meatless! If only to for the experience, and be increased knowledge for when you counsel future vegetarian clients. The more fruits and vegetables we can all get, the better!
Re; Summer-guilty as charged. I was hopping my own sister wouldn't sue me for copyright infringement.