Saturday, July 19, 2008

Day 89 of our Green Year: Walking Each Day

Everyone knows how walking is good for you, but when you live in a small town or close to all the things you need, walking can be good for you and the environment.
Every day, Layla and I walk to the store first thing in the morning. We do this for a variety of reasons, all of which have to do with our health and the environment.

First, walking to the store is great exercise and it helps us stay healthy, which is important now that we have started eating only organic foods and drinks.
Second, walking to the store, or anywhere for that matter, means you don't take the car. Since we are in our one tank a month challenge, we are keeping from using the car by walking to the places that we need to get things.
Third, Layla and I walk to the store everyday to pick up the things we need for that day. Unless it is something that can be stored for a long period of time, Layla and I buy everything fresh. We get fresh fruit, veggies, fish and more by walking to the store. We determine what we will have for supper that night, and we walk to the store to get it. This is a very important thing to do because it also keeps things from going to waste. When you pick up what you need that day for your lunch and dinner, then you use it that day. You don't buy $300 worth of groceries and have $50 of it go bad because you forgot about something in the back of the fridge.

Walking to the store every morning is something that I really enjoy, and it is nice to find that it not only helps my body, but our environment as well.
If you see us walking to the store in the morning, stop to say hi!