From time to time on this blog I have chronicled my efforts to be a bit “greener” in our household. To be honest for me it is a God thing. I do not really understand why Christians aren’t getting more behind environmental movements because I believe it is part of our job to steward the Earth God has given us. So I am far from perfect in this area but I do try.
Because April 22nd has bee declared Earth Day, April has kind of become Earth month. So I will be giving little tips for things that have worked in our family to make the Earth a little bit of a better place. Hopefully you can find something that works for you. And I will have a weekly giveaway to help you get started. More on that in a minute.
So my first tip is one that saves you money, helps your heart AND helps the earth. And it is super simple. Simply forgo eating meat for one day a week. We typically do two since switching to pricey grass fed, organic meat. It frankly costs too much to eat meat for every meal so we initially made the switch for our pocketbook.
But I also learned that about 40 calories of fossil fuel energy go into every calorie of feed lot beef in the U.S. One calorie of plant-based protein uses only 2.2 calories of fossil fuel energy. That is a pretty big difference. And I don’t buy pricey meat substitutes we simply have pizza night, pasta night or in the summer during the height of fresh veggie season, grilled veggies. So yummy!!
Scott has released a line of earth friendly products called Scott Naturals. I received a gift pack of their new products and to be honest feared they would be nasty because sometimes toilet paper and paper towels made from recycled paper is just not the same. But I am impressed. It is high quality and gets the job done.
Would you like to win a gift pack of Scott Naturals products? To win, leave a comment letting me know if you regularly consume meatless meals and what you make.
For extra entries:
- Click through to the Scott Naturals 4 Week Test Drive site, and they will donate $1 to the National Wildlife Federation up to $25,000. Let me know you did so in the comments.
- Pledge to take a 4 Week Test Drive of Scott Natural. If we all used Scott Naturals products for 4 weeks we could save over 2 million trees. As a bonus when you take the pledge you are entered to win a Ford Fusion.
Three chances to win. Please leave a separate comment for each entry. Winner will be chosen at random on Apr. 19th. So good luck!
Disclosure: I received a Scott Naturals gift pack and was compensated for my participation in this campaign by Scott Naturals and The Motherhood. As always all opinions are mine. This post is linked up to Works For Me Wednesday at We Are That Family.