Taking your own bag to the grocery store’s so 2006 — though of course, you should keep doing it! But if you’re ready to move your eco-kitchen skills to the next, greener level, check out these three new resources to hone your enviro-skills for 2009.
>> Green Your Diet Now
. This very informative article was written by — yours truly! Read it to learn about the 24 fresh ways to reduce your foodprint — from how to best calculate how many kegs of organic beer you'll need for your next green party, to why you should adopt a plate-half-full attitude at your next neighborhood BBQ.
>> Climate Change: Simple Things You Can Do to Make a Difference
. This pocket-sized, 96-page booklet covers a lot more than just food, but contains some excellent cooking tips. This small guide will tell you how best to boil water or toast toast as an environmentalist — and even how to keep your kettle free of mineral deposits. Written by Amanda Cuthbert and Jon Clift, Climate Change
is yours for $7.95.
>> Cooking Green: Reducing Your Carbon Footprint in the Kitchen — the New Green Basics Way
. This comprehensive book by Kate Heyhoe, editor of The Global Gourmet
, will explain why you should bake less and stir fry more. Cooking Green
’s for the serious eco-foodie who’s ready to go beyond just reducing red meat consumption to stress about everything from the color of a pilot light to the benefits of pre-soaking ingredients. This book’s official publish date is March 30, but you can pre-order the $17.95 paperback now on Amazon.