Written on: November 3, 2017
Below is a very informative guide from Interfaith Power and Light that graphically connects our life styles and our diets with our carbon consumption. This is probably not news to you, but it is quite well done. The last page of the guide is a letter to your Members of Congress urging them to support The Homegrown Organic Act of 2017. You can make a copy and sign it and send it, or If you’d like, you can make several copies and collect as many signatures as you can, then send the letter with the signatures to the address shown at the bottom of the letter. I hope you find the guide enjoyable and thought provoking.
Happy Thanksgiving preparation,
Sister Diane Bardol
A Low Carbon Thanksgiving Guide (click link)
Reasons to eat organic foods:
Take Action and ask legislators to support organic farming. Organic food sales account for more than 5 percent of total U.S. food sales, less than 1 percent of U.S. farmland is dedicated to organic agriculture. The Homegrown Organic Act of 2017 (H.R. 3637) would help farmers who want to switch to organic. The US has a huge demand for organics however current federal polices do not give farmers the resources they need to switch to organic farming. Producing more organics will not only help protect our environment, it will make healthy, homegrown, nutritious foods more accessible for more Americans.
AND, A VERY HAPPY AND BLESSED DAY OF THANKSGIVING!