April 22, 2010, marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day celebrations, but we can make changes every day to work towards a greener, healthier planet. Sometimes it seems daunting, but every eco-conscious step you take in your life helps!
A garden is one of the best places to get in touch with nature, and it’s a great way to spend family time outdoors! Even if you only have room for a window box or a container garden, try growing your favorite herbs or a few heads of lettuce — there’s nothing better for you — and for the environment — than eating fresh, vibrant vegetables from your own garden!
Sad but true, many children today don’t know what vegetables look like in the ground. If you don’t have your own garden, locate a community garden or pick-your-own farm in your area and take a field trip. Then show your kids how easy it is to stir-fry “fresh-from-the-field” vegetables with Kikkoman Stir-Fry Sauce.
Healthier eating is good for the earth as well as the individual. Many people are switching to organic for personal reasons and it’s important to remember that organic products don’t add any pesticides to the environment, either. All six delicious flavors of Kikkoman Pearl® Soymilk are organic, in addition to being low in saturated fat and cholesterol- and lactose-free.
Here are a few more simple, environmentally friendly steps you can take — today and every day: