New York Times Article “Five Easy Ways to Go Organic”

Here is an article in the New York Times that lists five steps families (especially those with children) can take towards going organic. Since I think many of us have given up the idea of large numbers of people making significant, big changes that are better for the planet, the best we can hope for is a lot of people making a lot of small changes. This will at least somewhat lessen and slow the damage – to ourselves and the planet – where possible. And articles like this are a great place to start.

I must say that the first suggestion in the article about milk seems important if you drink milk, but having switched to soy milk a few years ago (it does take some getting used to) you also might want to think about that. You can avoid the pesticides and hormones that way too, and its healthier for you and happier for cows. They have made great strides in soy milk (and they now have soy creamer which looks white just like milk which, for some reason I really like).

For other postings on the environment, you can see my post “I could keep living generally the way I wanted” which actually sort of contradicts my somewhat new-found resignation to incrementalism, reflected above. There was also a recent post on environmental legislation vs. personal conservation over at Looking for Faith. You can also read about how our clothes choices and food choices impact the environment here and here.
Happy planet saving!

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4 Responses to New York Times Article “Five Easy Ways to Go Organic”

  1. RG says:

    Good article, EG. I think the small steps are one of the better ways to communicate with people about social change. I’m definitely making the switches to organic PB and ketchup. For those who drink skim milk in their coffee, soy milk comes in fat free as well.

  2. jacqueline says:

    Does Soy Creamer… taste milky? Which is the whole point for me.

  3. Jess says:

    Small steps are great. I would be more likely to pay double for organic vegetables if they weren’t packaged in non-sustainable packaging and flown in from all kinds of exotic places. As it is, where we’re located, I try to buy local instead. Organic garlic wrapped in plastic from China? No thanks.

  4. We bought a CSA (community-sustained agriculture) share this year, meaning that we receive a certain portion of vegetables and fruit each week from a local, organic farm. Many people probably can’t access CSA’s, due to location and cost, but for those who can, I recommend it as one good way to buy both organic and local during the farming season.

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