March 12, 2018
Week 4, Day 1
"Fasting" from: Unsustainable Food Products | Some strategies: try a vegetarian diet, eat less meat, buy & eat locally grown food

Hello Carbon Fasters! Congrats on making it 3 weeks into our Carbon Fast. Only 2 more to go.

This week we will reduce our carbon footprint by making more sustainable choices about what food we buy and eat. In general, eating less meat and more locally produced food are two solid ways to start (we'll get into this with more complexity this week).

But first, did you know that Pastor Danielle is vegan and Pastor Gary has a family farm in Nebraska? In today's devotion video, they share how they came to their own choices and perspectives about food, and go on to discuss food systems, ethics, and sustainability.

They had a lot to say. So this video is different: it's a more thoughtful, in-depth conversation lasting about 17 minutes. I'll include a link to this video in the rest of our emails throughout this week so, if you need to, you can keep working on it as your time allows. I hope you find it interesting and enlightening. I certainly did.


Today's Daily Action
Time: 5-10 min

Plan a trip to a local farmers market this week. It can be hard to fit into a busy schedule, but the good news is that in New York City, even in the winter, there are farmers markets happening throughout the city on almost every day of the week. If you plan ahead and make it a priority this week, you should be successful! You got this! Here is a map of year-round farmers markets in NYC.
Daily Question
What sustainable food choices will you be making this week? Share your answer in our Facebook group >

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