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In addition to some personal New Year’s resolutions, I have a couple that have to do with lowering my impact on the earth and shrinking my carbon “foodprint”.
I am pretty proud of my low-impact ways: I eat locally, I car share, I recycle, and I buy bulk from the co-op. In short, I live a lot of my life taking the environment and my impact on the environment into consideration.
But I’ve known for a while that I could do more, and have tailored a couple of resolutions to that end.
Last year I didn’t make much progress with my resolutions. But I think I know why. It’s not enough to just have good intentions, you need a plan and you need a goal that is easy to follow through on. This year, I have it all figured out. For 2008 I plan to celebrate deliciousness. [...]