Day Four Recap: I Don’t Think Seaweed Salad is Local!

I knew today wasn’t going to be my best effort. It was supposed to be all about eating locally. The problem was that well before I decided to do this challenge I agreed to attend a lunch hour business meeting in a downtown sushi seaweed-salad-triorestaurant. When my food arrived, I couldn’t see one thing that might have been produced in the Yukon. And along with that, the restaurant provided disposable napkins and ‘throw-away’ chopsticks, so even my garbage count was up yesterday as a result of that one meeting.

The day did get better though. Dinner, though rather unimaginative, was largely local: moose steaks, Yukon-grown potatoes, carrots from my garden, and green beans. The beans weren’t local but needed to be eaten up, and I wasn’t going to let them spoil just so I could boast that I’d eaten an all-Yukon meal. Truth be told, the butter and spices weren’t from the Yukon either, so even without the beans the meal wouldn’t have gotten a perfect score.

Other areas:

Garbage: apart from the paper napkin and disposable chopsticks, I threw away a plastic bag that held the moose meat.

Shopping: none

Transportation: carpooling to and from work, but I did drive to dance last night. I was really tired and just wasn’t up to a 50 minute walk each way on top of the 1.5 hour flamenco class.

Today it’s all about saving electricity. I’ll try to do better than yesterday!

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One thought on “Day Four Recap: I Don’t Think Seaweed Salad is Local!

  1. Even if you don’t get a perfect score, it still makes you more aware. I have noticed all the things you’re talking about, but I don’t take my own chopsticks with me – and I guess I should. I have them and they don’t weigh much in the bottom of my bag. I think you have the added challenge of being so far north – especially with the transportation. It’s much easier to take buses wherever I need to go down here in Vancouver.

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