Featured Recipe: Cajun-Rubbed Tilapia
Looking for a few simple ways to go green? Here are six earth-minded lifestyle changes you can make that reap environmental benefits.
Choose Sustainable Seafood
Responsible aquaculture practices are the most effective way to supplement wild fish supplies and ensure affordable, sustainable seafood options like fresh saltwater tilapia. Tropical Aquaculture’s® signature tilapia is raised in a low-density environment, allowing the fish to live in a non-crowded habitat, while eliminating the need for antibiotics. The mild flavor and flaky texture of tilapia makes it incredibly versatile. It can be seasoned any way you like and then baked, broiled or pan-seared. Give it a try with this recipe for Cajun-Rubbed Tilapia.
Support Eco-Friendly Companies
For years, the Quaker Oats Company has used environmentally-friendly practices in growing, producing and distributing their products. By 2015, they hope to reduce water and electricity consumption by 20 percent, and fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent. Oats are also recognized as an excellent crop to limit soil erosion and reduce agricultural chemical usage. Oats can also be used as a renewable fuel source. Crunchy and lightly-sweetened Quaker® Oatmeal Squares are made from whole-grain oats and supply a good source of calcium and fiber. They’re packaged in earth-friendly boxes made from 100% recycled fibers, and come in Brown Sugar and Cinnamon flavors.
Take Small Steps® for a Greener Earth
Large and small efforts to go green add up to have a big impact. Making the switch to 100 percent premium recycled Marcal® Small Steps® Brand Paper Products is an affordable and easy way to do your part. Using recycled paper not only gives paper a new use and saves millions of trees per year, it also keeps tons of garbage out of landfills. The entire line of Small Steps® Paper Products are hypoallergenic, virtually lint free and whitened without chlorine bleaching. Both Bath Tissue and Paper Towels contain the perfect balance of strength, absorbency and softness to handle every job.
Green Your Kitchen
There are countless ways to green your kitchen. Purchasing organic foods, hand-washing dishes,cooking in large batches and recycling are great places to start. You can also line pans and baking dishes with Reynolds Wrap® Aluminum Foil from 100% Recycled Aluminum to reduce your cleanup efforts and save water. This food-safe foil is made from a mix of pre and post-consumer aluminum and is produced using 80 percent less energy than traditional aluminum foil. Beyond pan lining, this strong and durable foil is great for packet cooking and grilling too.
Shop for seasonal and locally-produced food products to reduce pollution generated by long-distance transportation, support your local economy and lower your weekly grocery bill. Lucky Leaf® Premium Apple Juice is made from American-grown fresh apples that are carefully selected for flavor, color and aroma. Each refreshing four-ounce glass of this 100 percent juice supplies an excellent source of vitamin C, plus a full serving of fruit. Known for providing the best fruit products for over 50 years, Lucky Leaf® is proud to deliver from their farms to your family.
Make the Switch
Plastic bags are made from non-renewable resources and are typically used just once. What can you do? Recycle used plastic grocery bags right at our stores and make the switch to reusable bags.
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