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Green Catering by Reel Chefs Catering

 

Reel Chefs Catering wants to share with you some of the steps we take in order reduce our business’ impact on the environment. We hope you find the links useful and informative.

Making the Commitment

 

Going green is a process.  You have to make the commitment first, and understand that going green is not an all or nothing proposition. Change takes time.

Green Cleaning

 

It’s no fun doing it, but cleaning is a fact of life.  We do it at home, we do it at work, we do it everyday.  Most of the cleaning products we’ve been using all our lives are petroleum-based and consequently not good for the environment or for us.  But there is an alternative

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Simply put, going green means reducing waste.  That means reducing our consumption of goods, reusing products instead of throwing them away, and recycling whatever we don’t want to end up in our landfills.

Water Conservation

 

Water conservation used to be something we only worried about during a drought and in the more arid regions of the country.  But with human populations increasing at an alarming rate and climate change all but upon us, water conservation has become essential everywhere.

Green Shopping

 

Be a green shopper.  Consider the Earth whenever you make a purchase, whether you’re buying coffee at the grocery store or a new car at the auto dealer.  Every purchase you make with the Earth in mind helps conserve natural resources for the future, reduce pollution in our environment, and promote a decent standard of living for all.

Buy Ocean-Friendly Seafood

 

Overfishing and destructive fishing practices have had calamitous effects on our oceans.  But we can all make a difference by making choices in the seafood we eat that minimize the negative effects on the marine environment.

Composting and Zero Waste

 

Americans throw out a lot of food.  Approximately 96 billion pounds every year.  That’s about 12% of the material in our landfills… all of it slowly rotting away, producing tons of methane gas, which the EPA says is 20 times more damaging to the environment than auto emissions.

Buy Local

 

Whole Foods Market defines locally-grown food as food that has traveled less than seven hours on its way to market. Others stretch the travel time to twenty four hours, and still others go strictly by mileage.  However you define it yourself, locally grown food is likely to be fresh and high quality, and buying local helps to protect family farms and the environment.

Buy Fair Trade

 

The products we choose to buy affect lives all around the world. When we demand more humane, more eco-friendly practices we help to create a more humane and eco-friendly world. The growing fair trade industry helps small-scale producers around the globe by building equitable and sustainable trading partnerships and creating work opportunities for communities in need.

Buy Organic

 

Organic is as hard to define as locally grown.  The official USDA Certified Organic label means that the labeled product has not been genetically modified and has been grown or raised on land free from chemicals for at least three years. Imported organic foods, however, don’t necessarily meet the same standards.