Voting and sustainability
Every week, we discuss ways to make your lifestyle more sustainable. You can have a look at the things you consume, the things you throw out, et cetera. There is another way that indirectly influences the sustainability of your lifestyle, one that you might not have thought of yet: elections.
On Wednesday the 17th of March, Dutch citizens will vote for their new government. Your stance on climate change and sustainability can be reflected in the party you vote for. Your vote actively contributes to the election of political parties which will make up the new government. This upcoming government has to take important decisions on matters like travelling, living, and food. They will be facing a massive challenge, namely to simultaneously restore the economy as well as nature, by drastically decreasing the greenhouse gas emissions.
National Meat-Free Week
Next week is the Dutch National Meat-Free Week, from Monday the 8th to Sunday the 14th of March. By not consuming any meat for a week during the National Meat-free Week, you lessen the environmental pressure of your (current) diet. This short-lasting dietary change therefore already contributes significantly to the betterment of the environment. Having solely vegetarian meals namely leads to the reduction of the amount of water used and of deforestation, and to a decrease in greenhouse gas emissions.
Sustainable shop behavior - recycling of clothing
Continuing where we left off last week, this week will be about the reusing and recycling of clothing.
Asian Salmon Bowl
One of the ingredients used in this tasteful and healthy recipe is a herb called lemongrass.
Lemongrass grows in tropical climates and looks a bit like green onions. The white core of the lemongrass stalk has a subtle lemon-floral taste and therefor lemongrass is often used in the Thai-, Indian-, Indonesian- and Vietnamese cuisine.
How do you handle waste
Each year, every person in the Netherlands throws out an average of 500 kilograms of garbage. This causes a significant loss of energy and contributes to CO2 emissions, as the garbage needs to be burned. Time to change this!