GREEN WEEK 2010 — The idea of going green has been a growing trend in the nation for years but the larger concept, sustainable living, actually focuses on more than just recycling or changing to more efficient lightbulbs. Focusing on transportation, energy consumption and diet, sustainable living can be a major philosophical life change for people.
The City of Oxford and University of Mississippi, in hosting Green Week beginning today through Friday, hope to introduce the community to small steps to begin leading a sustainable life.
For local Meg Shannon, who helps lead a Vegetarian Potluck in the community, an important component of sustainable living is the one that often goes overlooked.
Eating less meat and incorporating more vegetables in your diet can help you consume fewer calories and decrease the amount of methane gas emissions, which is a hefty portion of green house gas emissions, according to the University of Mississippi Green Week Web site.
Eight Great Online Resources:
Local Harvest (enter zip code and all local grown options are included)