Clean, green dining for Earth Day and beyond
April 22nd, 2014
09:00 AM ET
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April 22 is Earth Day, and there's no better way to start celebrating and protecting the planet than by taking a closer look at what's on your plate.

We're challenging everyone we know to grow one thing - just one thing - that they can eat, and of course, we're putting our money where our mouth is and planting a garden, ourselves.

You could also consider joining a CSA (that's community supported agriculture), buying direct at a farmers market, staying as local as possible, keeping a close eye on the origins of your seafood or supporting chefs who are doing the right things for the environment.

What's the payoff? Oh, just saving the world is all. As author and "Bizarre Foods" host Andrew Zimmern told us, "If everyone grew what they could, supported urban farms and community gardens in cities and local CSAs, the pressure relief on our overtaxed system would be immense. The resulting dollar shift would be staggering and deliver a positive shot in the arm to local economies. Our food would also be safer. Small action here can yield tremendous impact, immediately."

Chew on that while you explore our simple and endlessly delicious tips for eating eco-friendly.

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Filed under: Earth Day • Local Food • Sustainability

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