As consumers, the Shopping Tree exercise (see pic) helped raise awareness of just how far some of our own purchasing travels. The question it raises is, what is necessary and what isn't?
A cake bought in a local farmers market goes up the tree when you consider that you drive 2 miles to the market. What planning changes could mean the option of cycling the short distance?
Potatoes, locally produced, bought in a shop are packed in plastic which comes from where? At what cost?
Ask yourself this.
"What would reduce the ecological footprint of the whole buying process?"
Food for thought indeed.
Thanks Bonnie for your vision, positivity and importantly, your call to action.