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- Sign the Declaration for Healthy Food and agriculture, at http://fooddeclaration.org
- Eat more locally grown whole foods: fruits, vegetables, grains and meat that you prepare. It's good for you and good for the earth.
- Read about sustainable food. Beyond Michael Pollan's Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food, there are plenty of good books on food. Try Hungry Planet by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluiso, Columbia Professor Joan Dye Gussow's This Organic Life, The End of the Line: How Overfishing is Changing the World and What We Eat by Charles Clover, and What to Eat by NYU nutritionist Marion Nestle.
- Host a Farmers Market potluck dinner.
- Shop at a Farmers Market once a week.
- Plant something edible - on your windowsill or in a pot. All it takes is that first bite of a homegrown tomato to realize how precious good food is.
- Learn how to can and preserve seasonal foods.
- Cut down on plastic bags and recycle those that you do use. The City Council passed a bill this year requiring large stores (over 5000 sq. ft) and retail chains to collect and recycle plastic bags if they give them to shoppers. If you don't see a recycling bin, insist that the store get one.
- Make a worm composting bin in your apartment. You can compost up to six quarts or more of vegetable matter a week. Or, drop off food waste at the Union Square farmers market, courtesy of Lower East Side Ecology Center.