Be Kind to the Earth and Buy in Bulk

Published On March 28, 2013 | By Christa Schueler | Community, Green Living

If you’ve been to our local grocery store, WinCo Foods, you probably noticed the aisles with huge barrels of food near the produce section.  The barrels contain everything from candy to packets of tea.  I thought to myself, “Wow, you can bag your own peanut butter?  How crazy!”  Little did I know there was a method behind the madness.

Earth Day is next month (April 22nd) so it’s that time of year when we are heavily encouraged to be kind to our planet by doing our part.  Buying in bulk is a great way to show our Earth a little love since it cuts back on packaging which causes pollution and waste.  It’s also cheaper to buy in bulk as organic foods tend to be less expensive when you buy them this way.  And if you think that you probably wouldn’t be able to find what you need if you buy in bulk, well you’d be surprised.  There are several bulk item choices!  Check out WinCo if you need convincing.

Bulk Is Green Council

Want to learn more about the benefits of buying in bulk?  Visit the Bulk Is Green Council’s website.

Participate in the Love Bulk Food Challenge!

Take the pledge to love bulk foods and purchase bulk foods once a week during the month of April.  By doing this, you automatically will be entered into the drawing to win a prize pack filled with everything you need to create a natural pantry stocked with bulk foods (approximate value $50). Winners will be drawn once a week during the Earth Month.  Are you ready to help save the environment, eat healthier, more natural foods, and save some money?

Click here to take the pledge!

So, you bought in bulk and now you’re standing in your kitchen wondering where do you put it all?  Understandable because I thought the same thing.  Here’s a great idea from the Organized Cook (tutorial included) on how to make chalkboard paint jars to store food.  Store your bulk items and make it look cute at the same time.  Genius!

Organized Cook Chalkboard Paint Jars

So what will you be doing for Earth Day or is every day Earth Day for you?  Tell us how you live green.

 

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About The Author

UNLV graduate, wife, mother of three, blogger and aspiring novelist, Christa Schueler brings her writing, editing and research skills to Recess. As an advocate for education and health reform and a 25 year Las Vegas resident, Christa understands the need for providing a platform and a "voice" for women in Southern Nevada. Despite Las Vegas being one of the fastest growing cities in the country, Christa has seen continual lack of community connection and strives to change that. Now, she's joined the sandbox revolution!

2 Responses to Be Kind to the Earth and Buy in Bulk

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