Day 18 - Take Your Lunch To Work
In the busy modern world of today, when we are all rushing to work and social obligations while trying to fit some kind of exercise in, sometimes cooking from scratch and bringing leftovers to work for lunch can seem like a luxury. Or a huge pain in the ass. But over the past few weeks it's become increasingly clear that it's the lunch option that's most in line with what I'm trying to do here, for a few reasons:
1. It ensures that I don't waste the food I have in my fridge.
2. It enables me to know exactly how much I've used in the process - how much plastic packaging has been thrown away, how many onions were used in the dish, and what happened to their skins afterwards (mine henceforward will be composted or added to veggie broth).
3. It gives me the ability to say no to plastic utensils, paper napkins, condiment packets and the like.
4. It's probably my healthiest option, and anyway I'll know exactly what went in to the food I cook, and it's all natural and fresh.
It can take some planning, but this week I'm making it my priority to bring my lunch to work every day. I'm making simple dishes in large quantities that I can parse out over the week. That is, until Friday when I'm off to Paris with my hubby (don't worry my 3 little readers, I'll still be posting content here).
Do you bring your lunch to work? What are your secrets of success?
Here was someone who got it! Someone who understood! Hallelujah!
Craig Leeson's film is a soul stirring, shocking, inspiring work, which I think everyone should see.
In a city that is quickly becoming more and more urbanized, it was refreshing to hear how these two women are standing up for children's need to play, and re-using existing materials in order to do it.
No matter how insignificant our individual efforts may seem, they do make a difference.
While many of us aspire to the picture perfect lifestyle of the fashion savvy woman who still manages only to create enough waste to fit in a mason jar, most of us aren't there.
I find that sometimes the beauty of perfectly curated Instagram accounts can make it tempting to throw out all our ugly stuff and replace it immediately, which can actually be contradictory to the goal of going zero waste.
Is the world on an irreversible path straight to hell?
I took for granted how many opportunities there are in the course of one vacation to create trash.
In the zero waste world, one of the most talked about items is the safety razor.
When I really looked at all of the things I own, it made me realize there's so little that I actually need.