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Danish Butter or save the planet?
July 15, 2016
It's been a while since I posted. Don't get me wrong I am still working on my eco footprint reduction but in the middle of all the weighing of incoming goods and food and outgoing waste I took a family holiday to NSW.
Before leaving on holiday Chris Darwin and I discovered that currently the largest part of my eco footprint is my Danish butter consumption. What? You might be asking. How much butter can one woman consume without falling over or spending long rests in hospital. Well it's around 150 grams a week, sometimes more. Now before you go judging me I offer in my own defense the following. Danish butter is in itself a meal. No bread or pasta product needed to enjoy this amazing taste and body experience. If you haven't taken a big bite out of a bar of Lurpak well you aren't really living, in my book.
So, then we went on Holiday and I promised to keep track of my travel and eating and....
But instead I got sick and realized how hard, very very hard it is to be eco small on holiday. Everything is in to go containers and plastic bags (which I declined as frequently as possible pulling my reusable out of my purse) but still I felt dirty and guilty.
Now I am back home and on track again.
A video message is long overdue and soon Chris and I will know my real eco footprint (we added my annual trip back to the USA and the plane flights up and back to NSW) WOWZA that was a kick in the pants that gave my butter a temporary run for it's money. I know that the moral question of how many planets one mother can rightfully use and still look her children in the eye unblinking as the subject of climate change and the future of the planet comes up, is stealing up on me.
But for tonight I am eating my blueberries imported from NSW and packaged in a plastic container I am going to have to weigh later before it ends up in my recycling bin.