It’s difficult to turn on the news these days without being inundated with doom and gloom predictions about our environment, making it easy to become overwhelmed with a feeling of helplessness. It’s hard to imagine what one person can do to make a difference. If you are a Red Apron customer you are already making a difference.
You are supporting a local business – a local business that in turn makes it a priority to support other local businesses. Your Red Apron meals have a huge local and organic component – every day. Each day you are supporting the 13 people who are involved in getting your meal cooked, packaged and delivered to your door. You are also supporting people like Rob & his Family from Songberry Organic Farm. Rob grows organic vegetables which we use in our meals on a regular basis. Today, Rob delivered 100 pounds of Delicata Squash which we will turn into something nummy later this week.
Tonight 150 of our customers are enjoying a vegetarian meal. We try to put a vegetarian meal on the menu at least once every two weeks, in an effort to raise awareness about the benefits of eating more vegetables and less meat. What we choose to eat is one of the biggest ways we can have a personal impact on the environment. Since the production of meat uses up a lot of resources and a vegetarian diet consumes a lot less land and water, one of the best things we can do to impact climate change is reduce the amount of meat in our diet on a daily or weekly basis. If every North American skipped one meal of chicken per week and substituted vegetarian foods instead, the carbon dioxide savings would be the same as taking more than half a million cars off the roads.
See what a difference one person can make can make!