Below is a video showing my newly retired adidas adizero Boston running shoes, after 1000.5 miles of service.
Food miles is a nice concept for awareness, but a meaningless and impractical ideal to believe in for eating local. Eat local for the economy, not the environment. It doesn’t sound as “romantic”, to idealize something for money rather than for the Earth. However, you’re likely idealizing something you wouldn’t be able to prove to be true.
For Earth Day 2010, I made a pledge to eat better. By “better”, I meant healthier and better for the environment. Translated that meant better quality food and more locally grown. However, I wasn’t going to die for it, as oxymoronic as that may sound. After all, by eating food that don’t have what I need, I’d be shortening my lifespan if allowed to live out on health alone, so I was implying I’d rather die for bad food than good food. What I was committing to was a practical lifestyle change rather than something extreme.
This is the first of many installments I hope to blog about changes I have incorporated into my life towards my Earth Day 2010 pledge to eat better.