20 Days of Sustainable Living Tips
This series is designed to showcase small, actionable steps that anyone can take in order to make your lifestyle more sustainable. It doesn’t matter what level of sustainable living you are already on. These tips are intended to help you more easily navigate this new “trend” of being kind to our earth. Let’s work hard to make it more than a trend. We can make it our lifestyle. Learn daily tips here and on Facebook every weekday in February 2017 during a live chat about the Sustainable Living Tip of the day. Everything can be done in a sustainable way. Let’s tackle a new sustainable living issue today!
- Food miles are the number of miles your food have to travel to get to you. These miles are important because they result in pollution and greenhouse gasses. That pollution and greenhouse gas emission can negatively impact us by causing and/or aggravating things like asthma, poor air quality, and contaminated water.
- In a study on food imported and exported to and from California, a study found that “imports by airplane have a substantial impact on global warming pollution. In 2005, the import of fruits, nuts, and vegetables into California by airplane released more than 70,000 tons of CO2, which is equivalent to more than 12,000 cars on the road.” 
- Food waste – “During food transportation and distribution, perishable foods are especially vulnerable to loss, especially in developing nations where access to adequate and reliable refrigeration, infrastructure and transportation can be a challenge.” “Sometimes… rejected shipments are donated to food rescue organizations but often the quantities are so large it’s difficult for them to accept the food.” 
- supporting local and in-season produce lessens miles and thus negative impact of greenhouse gasses caused by importing foods. Local produces helps to lessen food waste because food doesn’t have to travel far and risk over-ripening and going bad in the transportation process. It supports local business owners which helps your local community grow.
What is farm to table?
Bucket list Farm to Table restaurants across the USA
- NYC – Market Table + more
- Houston – Dish Society + more
- Philadelphia – FARMiCiA + more
- Chicago – Gather + more
- Detroit – Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails + more
- Dallas – Harvest + more
- Boston – Ten Tables + more
- LA – Tar & Roses + more
- San Francisco – Spruce + more
- San Antonio – Cured + more
Go forth and get your farm to table grub on! And if you already dine farm to table, what’s your favorite restaurant or seasonal meal?
xoxo dolls & dudes,