Practical Tuesday / Zero Emission Grocery Shopping

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It’s Practical Tuesday. Please do not take today’s suggestion as an insult to your intelligence. It is just a suggestion.

The next time you need milk or a couple of staple items for the kitchen, consider putting on your backpack and walking to the grocery store. You may be surprised at how much you can carry after a few attempts at this. If you are feeling ambitious, ride your bicycle. You do have a bicycle, right?

Yeah, this method will take some of your time. And yes, like me, your closest grocer may not offer the best bargain. But if your health and the health of the planet form any part of the fabric of worry in your daily life; it may offer a little piece of mind.

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8 Responses to “Practical Tuesday / Zero Emission Grocery Shopping”

  1. getitgotitgoods Says:

    I actually started this habit this year and have quite enjoyed it. I highly suggest it – and the looks you get from people is classic – “You mean, you are RIDING your bike to the STORE?”

  2. Sage Says:

    To relieve my guilt, I have taken to crawling to the store.

  3. lou ann Says:

    does taking the Superglide count? it’s 12 miles to the store!

  4. toby Says:

    Taking the Superglide helps. What kind of mileage does it get?

  5. Sage Says:

    One of my goals as I get older is zero emissions.

  6. crabbnation Says:

    one thing i liked about living in d.c. was the ability to walk to several grocery stores and easy access to pretty much anywhere you wanted to go. during the winter we didn’t have a car for two months and with careful planning the only things we had to eat for weeks was what would fit in the basket of the stroller. i miss those days.

  7. hannah Says:

    mike, i would say that is called living in a real city. i’d trade my backyard & car for a subway.

  8. Electronic Monies Log Says:

    Electronic Monies Log

    On the third annual PARK(ing) Day, urban parking spaces across the country were commandeered and turned into small oases.

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