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Yum Market Finds: Make Earth Day Everyday

This Sunday is Earth Day and I think it's a very important holiday that should not be overlooked. Being respectful of the world we live in is crucial to the survival of the human race and although I'm just one girl who likes to party, I do like to do my part every now and then. As I was looking through the Yum Market I was excited to see that you care about the environment as well, and I felt inspired by your ideas. For example just because you live in an apartment doesn't mean you can't plant a tree. Atkoester suggests purchasing a dwarf meyer lemon tree and I totally plan to take her up on the suggestion! Imagine picking the lemons right off the tree the next time your recipe calls for a little juice or zest, talk about local produce.

Two more green ideas that you submitted so

Fairy_MK found this free Be Green button. Pin this baby to your purse, reusable grocery bag, or backpack and let everyone know you are all for helping the earth live.

Cooking with local and seasonal ingredients is one of the ways that we can eat healthier and improve the environment (some food travels up to 2000 miles before we eat it - if food didn't have to travel think of how much gas we would save...) so sundrops recommends going to your local farmer's market.

Thanks for being so conscious girls! Keep on saving the amazingly aware stuff you find (and use) in the Yum Market. To learn more about how to do so check out geeksugar's how to bookmark guide.

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ALivelydragon ALivelydragon 9 years
I want a lemon tree! Great idea! Thank you so much, as everyday should be earth day!
amandasunly amandasunly 9 years
Lol, we always water the plants but after nearly a year has passed... well, we have to buy new ones every year.
jendudley jendudley 9 years
I bought a kumquat 6 months ago and forgot to water it. Can you guess what happened to it? I now need to buy another and remember to water it!!!
amandasunly amandasunly 9 years
Haha we still have a tree on our balcony in our condo - it's a tree that produces a fruit that resembles kumquat - but I'm not sure what it is exactly. The fruit turns orange when ripe. During Chinese New Year, we usually buy at least three plants, especially the one above (the fruit is seen to represent gold) as we believe it brings luck!
mandiesoh mandiesoh 9 years
this is great yum. we constantly need reminders to be more environmentally conscious! :)
Food Food 9 years
SU3 - me too! glad you're enjoying it - although, we are based in SF, I think think the city might kick us out if we weren't! ;)
SU3 SU3 9 years
Great ideas! I LOVE how all the Sugar Sites are being so GREEN by spreading environmental awareness! :woohoo: :FROGGY:
ALSW ALSW 9 years
Local farmer's markets - I can't wait!
chancleta chancleta 9 years
Awesome thanks! I'm so getting and sporting that button!
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 9 years
i always love to do something special like this for earth day. happy earth day!
grl-in-the-world grl-in-the-world 9 years
I'm always excited about Earth Day :)
ALSW ALSW 9 years
Happy Earth Day!
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