Today marks the 39th observance of Earth Day, an annual event in which we examine the effects of our impact on the planet and our efforts to minimize the environmental damage we cause.
I believe that in some ways my efforts to lose weight may have helped reduce my environmental footprint as well as my waist size. For that reason (and because it rhymes with Earth Day), I'm also designating today as Girth Day.
"But Skinny Guy," I can hear you asking, "How can not eating like a pig anymore possibly have a positive effect on the environment??"
Boy, am I glad you asked! Keep in mind that the following statements are only my opinions and not necessarily approved by Al Gore...
- Eating more whole foods and less pre-packaged food lessens the amount of trash I contribute to landfills.
- Smaller clothes uses less energy and less fabric/synthetics/leather to manufacture.
- Personal greenhouse emissions are way, way down with healthier eating habits.
- More exercise (Don't you roll your eyes at me!) equals more exhaled CO2 to feed plant life.
Do you have any ideas to add to the list? Share them in the comments!
Reduce Your Girth and Save the Earth!