How Green Are You?
Happy Earth Day, folks. No matter what you think about the 38th annual eco-fest, here are some indisputable statistics about the state of our planet:
The Earth is getting hotter and hotter
The oceans are getting emptier and emptier.
The rainforests are getting smaller and smaller.
Americans are getting fatter and fatter.
I'm not suggesting that all of these phenomena are related, but it's dawning on me more and more just how incredibly fragile our ecosystem is, how quickly these changes happened and how much they impact our lives.
Whether or not we like it, believe it or can afford it, our daily choices have a measurable environmental impact, which cuts across all geographic, political, religious, racial and socioeconomic lines. It's tied to how we clean our house, our clothes and our bodies, the cars we drive and how we get to work and school, how we travel, where we travel, and what we put in our mouths every day, three times a day.
All month long, I've been offering a daily "eco-bite" in this space, a petite morsel of environmental food news or info to ponder, consider or chew on in the days leading up to Earth Day. But until now, I haven't asked for your side of the green story.
Where are you when it comes to green? Are your eyes glazed over from the glut of information or are you inspired to do more? Tell us how you participate (or not) in the greening of the planet. And take the poll below, if you so please.
All green food topics are up for grabs in this week's What's Cooking, today at noon.
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