This Earth Day (22 April), the Nature Conservancy invites us to celebrate the planet we live on with good food and great people. Picnic for the Planet is a great idea, combining earth-friendly food with getting outside and enjoying nature! (Of course in the UK there is the slight problem of the weather, but we'll need to plan around that one!).
The five main focusses for Picnic for the Planet are:
Eat Smart - learn about where your food comes from and what's in it (this page gives you some advice)
Eat Local - reduce the carbon footprint of your food and support local businesses
Eat Sustainably - for example avoid eating dwindling species of fish (you can find out about sustainable fish at Fishonline.)
Eat Green - eat more fruit and vegetables
Eat Out - have a picnic and enjoy the great outdoors as you eat!
Where would be your favourite place for a picnic?
I posted recently about ethical food choices in Edinburgh. You can read my post here.
(As ever, red text in this post contains hyperlinks that take you to other webpages where you can find out more!)