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Go Meat free at Work [Infographic]

Go Meat free at Work [Infographic] | ecogreenlove

How reducing the amount of meat you eat can be better for your health and the environment.

While many people eat meat every day in the office, there are definitely advantages in going meat-free. While I’m sure everyone is aware of the fact that cutting down on the amount of meat you have can save you money and help you lose weight, fewer people are as aware of the link between eating meat and cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer state that there is a causal link between eating processed meats and contracting cancer and that there is a strong correlation between eating red meat and cancer. This research is backed up by studies carried out by The Harvard School of Public Health, who found that unprocessed meat increases the risk of cardiovascular disease by 18% and of cancer by 10%. Processed meat, on the other hand, increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease by 21% and of cancer by 16%.

Another reason to eat less meat is the effect rearing these animals has on the environment. Currently the rearing of livestock takes up 30% of the earth’s surface and the livestock sector produces as much global greenhouse gases as the exhaust emissions of every car, train, ship and aircraft on the planet.

The guide below covers all of this and also gives you information on how to make sure you get enough protein and other ways you can make your packed lunch more eco-friendly, including a seasonal eating guide. Euroffice also added some quick and easy vegetarian recipes for you to start with.

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Plant an Aromatic Garden [Infographic]

Plant an Aromatic Garden [Infographic] | ecogreenlove

“Essential oils are not actually oils. They are the highly concentrated plant constituents made by distilling large quantities of whole plants with water, steam, solvents, or mechanical methods. People have used these oils for thousands of years. Recently they have boomed into a $24 billion industry.

Despite their many healing powers, the everyday use of essential oils has some downsides. First, the manufacturing of essential oils raises significant sustainability concerns: It takes large amounts of plant material to distill the oils. In some cases, thousands of pounds of plants are used to produce a very small amount of oil. Most plants for essential oils are eitherover-harvested from the wild or grown overseas in large monocrop farms. They are sometimes ripped entirely out of the ground for distillation.”

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Thanksgiving Herbs [Infographic]

Thanksgiving Herbs [Infographic] | ecogreenlove

This post is not much about Gardening, but more about Food, but may be of your interest since you can grow your own herbs to cook on Thanksgiving (maybe for next year?) besides that are easy to grow, don’t occupy too much space and you can regrow them!

“Memories are deeply tied to scents and this holiday has distinct aromas that often come from combinations of certain Thanksgiving herbs. So, get to know ‘em! Learn where these herbs come from and get tips on how to use more of them in your own cooking.”

Grow your own 🌱, Eat Good and Feel Good! 🍏
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Repurposing Mason Jars [Infographic]

Repurposing Mason Jars [Infographic] | ecogreenlove

Repurposing Mason Jars [Infographic] | ecogreenlove
Source: Fix.com

Mason jars have been around for over 100 years, and they were originally used for canning and preserving food. Over the past few decades, however, the uses for these versatile jars have taken a creative spin. From gift containers to wedding decorations, Mason jars are on thousands of Pinterest boards for one reason or another. Dinah Wulf compiled a list of common and creative uses for these versatile jars and has broken these down into four categories: recipes, gardens, gifts, and crafts. She also included some DIYs you can try each of them out!

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