The ingredients for the average U.S. meal have traveled 1,200 miles by the time they reach the plate. All of this travel requires petroleum for transport and for refrigeration. Buying locally grown food is usually better for the environment, and it usually tastes much better too.
- Buy snacks and beverages in bulk, to reduce packaging
- Try to avoid disposables when entertaining, and instead set your table with reusable plates, bowls, glasses and cloth napkins