Thursday, September 17, 2009

Lily's Thinking Green

Lily Loves Her Veggies

According to the Cambridge, Mass., environmental-advocacy group the Union of Concerned Scientists, meat production is energy-inefficient, sucking up a lot of natural resources. In fact, it takes about 16 pounds of grain to produce one pound of beef. "You don't have to be a vegetarian—just take a break once or twice a week," says group president Kevin Knobloch. "If everyone tried to do something that simple, it could have a huge environmental effect." And when you're shopping for that food, think local. It's more fuel-efficient (your food didn't have to travel thousands of miles to get to your table), and you're boosting the local economy. Use the search engine at localharvest.org to find farms, markets and other food sources in your area. And, of course, bring a reusable cloth bag to the market so you don't have to take the plastic ones."
(Source: Quote from Newsweek--January 8, 2007 Issue)

How much does she love her veggies?
Notice the broccoli was eaten BEFORE the sandwich!
That's my girl!!!!

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20 comments:

Raven said...

That Lily... so young and already she's changing the world! Good girl!

ROSIDAH said...

Lovely Lily! We should be pursued to think green from now on :). Have a wonderful week, Carletta.

bobbie said...

Excellent ideas. And good for Lily! I love my veggies too, but have to admit - not broccoli.

quilly said...

Buy local? Good that I'm moving because I'd get fast of seaweed and fish real fast! ;)

Actually, we try to buy local wherever we go. Not only does it help keep the world green, it is a wonderful boon to the local economy. Imported goods means exported money.

quilly said...

That first "fast" is supposed to say TIRED. I am. I think a nap may be in order.

Melli said...

I just want to know what she was saying to that piece of broccoli before she bit it's head off! LOL! She is soooooooo cute! I hope her love of veggies lasts! Amanda was always a fruit and veggie girl. My younger kids started out really good eaters...until they were maybe 3-5... then they started getting SOOOO picky! That drove me nuts!

Janice Thomson said...

Good post Carletta. Such a cutie that one :)

Tom said...

Great post Carletta... our local paper as something similar in this week.... only you beat their story as you have Lily to get the point across.... and she dose that beautifully..

Janie B said...

How precious is Miss Lily! Lucky mom and grandmom to have a veggie-eating child, too. My girls are in their 30s and still don't eat many vegetables. ARGGGGHHHH!

Gattina said...

Wow ! that's a miracle, broccoli first ! Usually it's hard to get any vegetable into a child, lol !

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Carletta: What a good girl she is.

George said...

Lily is setting a good example for all of us. And she's cute, too, but then you probably already knew that!

Think(ing) Green Thursday said...

Welcome to Think(ing) Green Thursday Carletta... How precious is she? I will add the concerned scientists link to the website... Thank you.. Michelle

Denise said...

Your little granddaughter is adorable Carletta. And a veggie lover - how great is that? Good message on this post too. Thanks!

Thom said...

Oh my friend. I just love this. I'm so glad she likes broccoli. I love it. What a wonderful shot and she is just a darling :) Aloha

JunieRose2005 said...

:)

Cutie! And smart! :)

Junie

Rose said...

I wondered what Lily was telling the broccoli....she looks like she can entertain herself.

Janet, said...

So cute, I guess she hasn't learned not to like it yet. Her high chair looks exactly like the one my kids used when they were babies.

Twisted Fencepost said...

She's so cute!
I could not get my children to eat the little green trees.
But then, I wouldn't eat them as a child either. Guess you have to grow into it.

Patti said...

That's wonderful that Lily loves her vegetables. She ate the broccoli first? What a girl!