What we eat affects not only our own health but the health of the Earth, according to San Luis Obispo ear, nose and throat specialist Lisa Molin.
At 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, Molin is scheduled to launch the 2015 Speakers Series for Greenspace — The Cambria Land Trust. She’ll explain her stance at Unitarian Universalist Church, 786 Arlington Drive. A $5 donation is suggested, and low-carbon-footprint refreshments will be served.
A carbon footprint is the amount of carbon dioxide humans add to the atmosphere through daily lifestyle choices. CO2 is a primary greenhouse gas that many scientists assert is contributing to climate change.
Molin advocates buying food at a farmers market and purchasing a Community Supported Agricultural farm share box, which she considers ways to “green” our meals and support local food production.
CSA’s give subscribers a box of sustainably produced fresh produce every week, giving farmers continuing financial support and consumers delicious vegetables, fruits and other local products.
The doctor also recommends eating less meat and less processed food to reduce the carbon footprint. Consuming more fresh products means less plastic, paper, Styrofoam and cardboard in the landfills.
The nonprofit Greenspace is dedicated to protecting the local environment. Call 927-2866 for details.