Planet, I Save You!

Last weekend, when I was in Chicago, we visited Whole Foods Market.. and I was greeted by another reason to move to Chicago. I mean, that's the way a grocery store should be – a great selection, fair prices, friendly people, healthy stuff, and – most importantly – prepared food, healthy prepared food, sold by the pound. Nom. If I lived within walking distance of such a creature, or had one near a bus/train stop I'd be set.

Did I mention "buffet style" food sold by the pound?

At the checkout I grabbed one of those recycled plastic tote bags for $0.99. It's a decent sized bag, probably 2-3 times larger than the ones that the grocery store in town sells for $1, plus it has a huge Whole Foods logo on it. 🙂 My new coat has a pocket that fits my magic new planet-saving bag nicely once it's folded up, so I've pretty much got it on me at all times.

So far I figure I've saved 5-6 plastic bags already. Not much, but it's a start.

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  1. spudart (890 comments) said,

    nice job on the resuable bag! Slowly my prediction of No more plastic bags in 10 years will come true! TRUE!

    February 27, 2008 @ 12:52 pm

  2. Kate (183 comments) said,

    it only takes small actions like this to make the planet a better place to live. now, if only everyone would care enough to take those small actions and save the environment. go green 🙂

    February 27, 2008 @ 3:37 pm

  3. unlikelymoose (375 comments) said,

    My wife does all the grocery food shopping, so I really have to solid experience to base this observation on. However, it's my understanding that the food sold at Whole Foods is quite expensive.

    February 29, 2008 @ 5:31 pm

  4. unlikelymoose (375 comments) said,

    whoops. typo. I meant to say "so I really have no solid experience", not "so I really have to solid experience".

    February 29, 2008 @ 5:32 pm

  5. spudart (890 comments) said,

    when moose grocery shops, he buys cookies.

    May 29, 2008 @ 3:56 pm

  6. sparx (882 comments) said,

    What's wrong with cookies?

    May 29, 2008 @ 4:00 pm

  7. spudart (890 comments) said,

    Nothing is wrong with cookies. This is just an observation I made about moose while grocery shopping with him.

    May 29, 2008 @ 4:41 pm

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