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Earth Month Tips for On The Go

By Elizabeth Smith, April 21, 2013  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Smith

EarthlingsCaring about our communities and the environment isn’t just our rallying cry during Earth Month, it’s one of our core values. So we’re continually working to decrease our impact on the planet. Over the years, our team members and customers have shared some great green-living tips, which have inspired changes in our stores, homes, offices and communities.

We’ve divided these ideas into four posts – tips for food choices, transportation, energy and the home – that we’ll be publishing throughout the month. Plus, visit www.earthlingmonth.com for more Earth Month inspiration, stories, and events.

While you're there we hope you'll show us what makes you an earthling, or just share a tweet or an Instagram photo tagged with #WFMearthling, and you could win a $150 Whole Foods Market gift card.

Destination: Save the Planet

They say the journey is the thing, and when it comes to Earth Month, we couldn’t agree more. Whether we’re at home, the office, school or in between, decreasing waste (food, energy and trash) needs be top of mind wherever we go…and however we get there. That’s the only way we’re going to reach our destination of bettering the planet. Here are three of our favorite on-the-go Earth Month tips. Take a look, get inspired and share your ideas too.

  1. Drive smart. Try walking, riding a bike or combining car trips (or people) to cut back on one of the worst contributors to carbon dioxide in our atmosphere…transportation.
  2. Bring it. You’re already using reusable bags, but what about bringing your own coffee mug and water bottle when you leave home too? Reduce single-use packaging waste by toting reusable containers.
  3. Healthy lunchPack your lunch. Reduce food waste and single-use packaging by packing just what you want and only what you’ll eat for lunch…even if it’s just a few days a week.

Go Team!
The Earth is awesome. Period. So let’s celebrate the strides we have all made in recent years to keep it that way. At Whole Foods Market, we’re gradually converting our truck fleet to biodiesel fuels, reducing CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. Our fleet is also being fitted with aerodynamic aprons to cut down on wind resistance resulting in less fuel consumption. These trucks also use a fuel-saving (and emissions-cutting) system that allows the engine to be turned off completely at loading and delivery, rather than remain idling.

Do you carpool to work or school or bike around town? Share your favorite on-the-go green tip in the comments section below.

 

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swpzzi says ...
i want to make gluten free waffles w/ gluten free ice cream a variety for my friend so she can have food
04/25/2013 12:03:02 AM CDT
KENNETH R THOMAS says ...
IM GOING TO BECOME A VEGITERIAN NO RED MEAT JUST CHICHEN/FISH/TURKEY/SEAFOOD DUE YOU HAVE ANY GOOD RECIPES AND WHATS THE BEST VEGGIE TO EAT. IM A DIABETIC SO IM TRING TO GET OFF MEDS AND INSULIN.//KRT
04/28/2013 12:34:13 PM CDT
Denise DArcangelo says ...
I am looking for Garcinia Cambogia its in pill form. Do you carry it ? Please email me if you do,Love your store...
04/29/2013 8:20:12 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@KENNETH - I would definitely encourage you to check with your healthcare professional before you adjust your diet. Once you receive the go ahead you can search for tons of recipes on our website at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes.
04/29/2013 2:38:35 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@DENISE - Our products vary between store locations. Call your local store to see what they have in stock!
04/29/2013 2:39:06 PM CDT