101 Ways to Be a Greener Eater

Fifth in a series

Eating Out

Eating out doesn’t have to hurt the environment if you follow some of these simple ideas.

46. Head to green establishments. Find restaurants in your area that cook with organic ingredients and try to be green in their practices.

47. Save take-out containers. You can use them again to store things or to give guests treats to take home.

48. Visit local businesses, not chains. While some chains do offer green options (Chipotle is a notable example) local businesses are much more likely to do so.

49. Make smart choices. With a whole menu in front of you, it’s tempting to make an impulsive choice when it comes to eating out. Use your brain instead of your stomach to find a green meal on the menu.

50. Stick to healthy foods. Healthy foods are much more likely to be green than those that are not.

51. Eat out less often. Cooking at home is a much greener option in most cases, so try to limit nights when you eat out.

52. No fast food. Fast food comes in wasteful packaging and is often produced in the cheapest, not greenest, way possible. If you can, choose another alternative for

eating out.


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