Category Archives: sustainable

Eat Sustainably – Google Your Milk

Until the USDA revised the standards last year, 30 to 40 percent of the milk sold in the U.S. that was labeled organic was actually from factory farm-raised cows. Regulations are tighter now, but not all organic milks are created equal. Check your brand at sustainabletable.org — and opt for antibiotic- and rBGH-free (no artificial bovine growth hormones).  If just 40% of households bought organic milk, we would change the dairy industry for the .

Eat Sustainably-Go Plastic-Free

Keeping track of which plastics are safer (Nos. 2, 4, 5) and which are more likely to release toxic phthalates, styrene, or BPA when heated or warm (Nos. 3, 6, 7) can be confusing. (We have yet to come up with an easy-to-remember shorthand.) So make it a policy to use as little as possible in the kitchen. Get Glass Containers… they are freezable and microwavable!

Eat Sustainability – Drink Better Coffee

Eat Sustainability – Drink Better Coffee
Your watchwords are “fair-trade certified” and “sustainable.” Also look for “bird-friendly” or the Rainforest Alliance label, which means the beans were grown responsibly. Brew it at home with a French press (2 tablespoons coarsely ground coffee per 6 ounces water) and you’ve started the day on a very green foot.