April 21, 2011

Seeds of Hope...Don't Give Up On Us Mother Nature!

You may know that Mario Batali is an Italian chef, restaurateur, author and television personality, but did you know that he is a tree-hugger too? (He did grow up in the Pacific Northwest, after all..!)

He is actively advocating for the planet's health by taking actions such as no longer serving bottled water at his many restaurants, promoting the preservation of heirloom seeds, and encouraging kids and their parents to grow gardens, eat local and live sustainably. You can read more about his thoughts on these topics courtesy of The
Nature Conservancy: Eat Smart

In honor of Earth Day, Batali will be giving away seed packets of Arugula at his restaurants with this message:

Dear Earth,
We are sorry.

We are working on it.

Please be patient a little while longer.
We think the world of you.
Love, The Human Race.

Pretty much sums up how I feel. How about you? Ready to take action?

Here are 5 things that you can do on Earth Day and the rest of the year too, as suggested by the Nature Conservancy:

EAT SMART-Learn what’s in your food, where it came from and who it impacts.
EAT LOCAL- Where possible, buy food that is in season from local food producers.
EAT SUSTAINABLY- Eat sustainable seafood — one of the only things that we eat that we still get from the wild.

EAT GREEN- Eat more fruits and vegetables — it's good for your health and the planet's.
PICNIC FOR THE PLANET- Join in on the fun at a "Picnic for the Planet" in your neighborhood on Earth Day. Find a location here or create your own: PICNICS

Thanks for visiting!

1 comment:

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