Doing better by the planet is a lofty goal: but what does it REALLY look like in the homes of busy moms with lots of kids? Less plastic, no plastic, better plastic? Zero waste, composting, recycling? It’s objectively overwhelming, but that doesn’t mean it’s an all-or-nothing decision. As with any kind of improvement we talk about on The Mom Hour, we’re all about small, repeatable actions you can incorporate into your existing routine, and that add up to meaningful change over time–and in today’s special episode we’re applying that framework to sustainability in the kitchen. Meagan and Sarah share how we identify our personal values when it comes to kitchen sustainability, what small changes we’ve made (and stuck with!), and how we keep from getting lost in all the “shoulds” as we navigate doing just a little bit better for the planet, in ways that work for us.
About Our Sponsor
This episode is all about small, sustainable changes you can make in your kitchen to lessen your family’s impact on the earth, and of course, one of the biggest things that happens in your kitchen is snacking! We’re excited to partner with Airly to help you lessen your impact on the earth while also doing what you’d be doing anyway – feeding your kids. Most of us are pretty far removed from the source of the food we feed our families, and it can be really hard to keep up with the latest thinking and practices around things like packaging, recycling, and sourcing. Airly is the first-ever climate friendly snack that was developed to remove greenhouse gases from the air, making it really easy to make a difference with just one small change.
Your family is going to snack anyway, so what if you could invest in a snack that’s earth-friendly and delicious? Airly does this in two ways. First of all, Airly crackers start with 100% wholesome oats and grains that are farmed in a way that helps remove CO2 from the air and sequester it in the soil. Also, Airly invests in other agricultural and forestry projects that also help remove greenhouse gases from the air. Their production and transportation footprint is already really low, but they take the additional step of purchasing carbon credits to offset what’s left. That means that each box of Airly Crackers removes between 18 and 21 grams of CO2 from the air. The crackers are really good, too, and in flavors that will please you and your kids.
Airly’s cutting-edge farming techniques blended with their commitment to helping the environment by investing in carbon offsetting is revolutionary. By switching to a more sustainable, earth-friendly snack, you can make a difference to the environment doing what you’d be doing anyway – feeding your family!
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Links we mentioned in this episode:
- Learn more about our sponsor Airly and how their snack crackers help fight climate change.