Yesterday we were struck by the simplicity of an idea emailed to us. In an effort to live more lightly on the Earth, reduce waste, and return focus to basic needs and simple pleasures, how about eating raw one day a month?
That's the idea from Family Green Survival, brainchild of Gopal Kapur. Jump below for the rules and link to the site.
According to their website, FamilyGreenSurvival.com,
Eating Green one day a month provides you and your family a degree of personal commitment to the global cause of 'green living.' The rules for Eating Green are:
All food is eaten raw; choose foods that have been minimally processed and shipped after harvesting; visit local or nearby farmer's markets
No wood or charcoal fires, gas burners, or barbeques
No electrical appliances – microwave oven, blender, juicer, coffee maker, stove, or oven. Use only manually operated devices
No disposable plates, cups, napkins, paper towels, or plastic utensils
No bottled water, no soft drinks, no alcohol, no coffee or tea; this is the opportunity to drink just water or hand squeezed juices
Minimal TV, telephone, and computer use; it's a day to reflect, talk, walk, exercise, garden, sing, dance, relax, and frolic
We think this is a great idea and a wonderful way to experience raw foods. Our diet is getting more sustainable each month anyway, between organics and local foods, so we think shifting just one day of all raw foods would be easy, too: lots of local fruits and veggies to get you through the day.
What do you think? Is "Eating Green" for a day each month something you'd try?