I just noticed that much of what I have written about lately is food related. Perhaps that is because that has been a major focus for me. Giving up shopping has not been as diffiult as I had anticipated. It has, however, given me the opportunity to focus more of my energy on food.
So, every so often I add new "rules" to my compact rules or goals. Of course, these are based on my own goals.
- Start seasonal cooking.
- Purchase foods which are in season (don't purchase strawberries in January).
- get Veggie car up and running on Veggie oil (have a contact in Duluth).
- freeze or preserve all leftovers (less waste)
- learn to pressure can
- learn about sustainability and try to get involved in local groups
- Learn how to can jams
- Purchase local (organic) foods (as much as possible).
- Switch family to mostly vegetarian (at most - meat/poultry/fish once a week).
- use less disposables (especially papertowels)
- Only grocery stores I can walk to
- Start purchasing bulk foods and storing some for winter months (can drive to these stores / buying clubs)
- Stop purchasing household cleansers
- Learn how to use natural / make own / or purchase environmental friendly.
- purchase no new items (used only)
- I can thrift, freecycle, borrow, etc
- if new, choose wisely