Hunger can sneak up on you quickly so it’s best to be prepared and have some snacks on hand. My go-to snacks are fruits + veggies! You can buy most of these package free and they are way better for you than chips and other junk foods.
Headed to the farmer’s market?
Don’t forget your bags, baskets + reusable produce bags!
Buying at you local farmer’s market is an awesome way to not only support your local small businesses but you will also reduce the emissions used to transport goods.
Buying a carrot in the same state it was grown in instead of one from across the country is way better for the environment + you get a much fresher carrot!
Did you know that you can offset the carbon emissions for you flight? Check out Cool Effect where they calculate the carbon emission for you flight and purchase carbon credits to offset you flight!
Taking a road trip?
Take a bus – My husband and I love talking the Megabus to NYC a few times a year!
Take a train
Travel with a group AKA carpool
Plan a stay-cation
I just planned a camping trip with some friends and instead of driving 5+ hours away I researched camping sites within 1-2 hours away to keep it more local. I found a cute little spot in Harpers Ferry, WV (I live in Baltimore) and we had a blast!
Do some research and find the hidden gems that are close by! You will save yourself some time traveling, gas money, and emission!
How often do we miss the amazing things hidden in our own towns? Check out the local trails, museums, gardens and other cool spots you might have forgotten about and spend the day exploring. I’ve been doing this a lot as a way to stop my usual shopping-as-a-hobby habit.
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