This week, TreeHuggerTV and myself, the proud contest manager of Convenient Truths, bring you a little '50's nostalgia. Watch as I shamelessly share my Servin' Saver solution to climate change.
Unless you are retro-cool, using re-usable containers doesn't have to conjure up images of ladies donning aprons, with hair tightly coiffed in curlers, serving up freshly chilled ambrosia salad to their nuclear families. Put your favorite dish and lid to good use by toting it (in a backpack or purse, if your shy) to your eatery of choice. There's a good chance you'll have yummy leftovers to take home.
While I'd like to think otherwise, I'm not by any means infallible, and my Servin' Saver reflects this. In my perfect world, I would never order more than I needed to eat, and my Servin' Saver would be made out of bioplastic. But instead of throwing out the one that was gifted to me back in my college days for a new, shiny bioplastic one, I am replacing those hideous Styrofoam and aluminum containers and doggie bags with a reusable plastic container that will last me a lifetime. According to stopglobalwarming.org, one of our contest sponsors, "Less packaging could reduce your garbage by about 10%. Save 1,200 pounds of carbon dioxide and $1,000 per year." I don't know about you, but that's enough for me to wave around my Servin' Saver with delight!
This is just one teeny tiny step I'm taking to reduce my carbon footprint. Get inspired with our How to Green Your Meals guide and show us your solutions by entering Convenient Truths. And hurry - the deadline to enter is February 28!