"HUMAN HEALTH + PLANETARY HEALTH ARE INEXTRICABLY LINKED"
Sea to Sky Thrivers Society is committed to reducing our environmental impact, to leave our beautiful planet in better shape for future generations. We do this by focusing on food systems because the way we grow, transport and dispose of food waste can have crazy impacts on both our health, and the Earth's. Our mission is to educate communities how to Eat Real to Heal disease using 100% organic food and other non-toxic treatments.
By using local food to cut transport emissions, cutting out animal protein and its subsequent high carbon footprint, supporting natural ecosystems by using organic, clean foods, and eliminating polluting processing plants by eating whole and unprocessed - we can collectively reduce our ecological footprint and fight back against climate change.
REDUCE YOUR FOODPRINT
- Buy organic - When you hear the word organic, your first thought may be, "it's soooo expensive!". But when you think about it, you are eating to nourish your body to prevent you from getting sick. In the long run, paying a little more now will save you a lot more in medical bills later on! Plus, meat is much more expensive than plant protein. Eating organic and plant-based is an investment in yourself, but it's also an investment in the soil, air and water - It reduces the amount of pesticides, herbicides and other toxic chemicals polluting our sensitive eco-systems, eventually making their way into our sensitive bodies. We get that not everyone can afford to buy organic all the time, but making the switch as often as you can, or grow your own - your body and the Earth will thank you.
- Plan meals - Making a list and checking it twice will save you from buying more than what you need, and give you a chance to consume it all. Food waste is another epidemic that we humans have created. Yes, it can be tricky when your family has a busy schedule and you are the chauffeur, chef and personal assistant to everyone in your household! But overall, planning meals will save you both time and money.
- Choose local markets - Small markets, rather than big chain stores, help you stay on budget. Many small markets keep and sell the funny looking, yet still nutritious, organic produce instead of throwing it in the trash. And you can often purchase it at a reduced price. Plus, local foods don't have to travel far, cutting down those nasty transport emissions - and
- Eat leftovers - Don't be afraid of leftovers - often they taste better the next day. When eating out, don't be afraid to ask for a doggy-bag or you can even ask for smaller meal portions, which many restaurants are happy to accommodate - and they'll often charge you less.
- Compost - Composting organic waste is the easiest thing you can do to help combat climate change. The recycled nutrients from food scraps are returned back to Mother Earth as rich nutrient-dense soil.
- Donate - If you have extra food that you know you won't consume before it goes bad, consider donating it to your local food shelter or give it to your neighbour instead of throwing it in the trash.
Nourish your body daily.
Be mindful of where your food comes from.
Take action on where your food scraps end up.