Do you get weird looks from the servers in restaurants when you ask questions about where the salmon is caught, if the butter is real, or if they have whole milk? I’m getting used to those, really, but I found another way to get people to look at you really strangely at the end of the meal. (photo source)
I work so hard not to waste at our house.
Sometimes it seems ridiculous, the pains we eco-conscious folks take to save the Earth, one tiny piece of paper (that we walk up the stairs to the recycle bin) at a time. I do go to great lengths to conserve food, energy, and reduce our disposables at every meal.
When I go out to eat or set foot in a school cafeteria, however, sometimes I feel like my little conserved drop in the ocean of waste can’t really make a difference.
The amount of food alone that gets pitched from most elementary school children’s trays is immense.
I know that we can make changes and reduce our collective waste, and it will happen one person, one drop, one good decision at a time. I can’t stop 400 kids’ waste in a cafeteria, but I can teach my children to take only what they’ll eat, when the time comes.
When you’re traveling, sometimes you just have to eat out. Here are some simple tips for both sit-down and fast food restaurants to help you decrease the restaurant waste, at least for that day:
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I’m also pleased to introduce you to one of KS’s June sponsors, Graham Gardens, from whom I got a goody box containing my new favorite soaps and a bug repellent stick that we’ve been testing out for the big review. I’ll be talking more about their products when I post outdoor solution reviews this week, but I wanted to thank Gina for sponsoring this site and keeping the content flowing (for free!) for the rest of you. Head over and check out the homemade, natural, products with a personal touch.
Also, did you see the Redmond Clay giveaway yesterday? And the re-release of a new edition of the Family Camping Handbook? You can get the 2nd edition for first edition pricing this week only with the code 2NDEDITION ($2 off). I included 14 new recipes and a plethora of mini tips scattered throughout the book. If you already own it, you should have an email in your Paypal inbox with a special code to grab the update for $1.
If you missed the last Monday Mission, click here.
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