St.Margaret's News June 2021 - Page 13

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✓ Use scraps to make stock ✓ Use a compost bin , worm farm or Bokashi system
Tips for growing your own food ✓ Grow herbs in pots near the kitchen ✓ Start with easy plants ( strawberries and tomatoes grow well in pots ) ✓ Plant a fruit tree
Tips for a climate-friendly cup of coffee ✓ At home use plunger or similar brewing methods rather than the espresso machine ( https :// perfectdailygrind . com / 2019 / 05 / how-toreduce-the-environmental-impact-of-yourcoffee-habit /) ✓ Give up single-serve capsules or switch to a more sustainable version ( e . g . https :// www . ecocaffe . com . au / so-green-we-could-plant-it /) ✓ Use instant coffee ( https :// theconversation . com / sorry-baristas-instant -coffee-has-thesmallest-carbon-footprint-but-dont-overfill-the-kettle- 98754 ) ✓ Use grounds as fertilizer , in compost or worm farm , or grow mushrooms ✓ Coffee tastes best in ceramic or glass cups – or at least NOT a disposable one ✓ Choose durable reusable cups so number of uses offsets environmental cost of production ✓ Choose low fat milk or non-dairy alternatives .
Other resources :
https :// australian . museum / learn / science / biodiversity / whats-happeningtoaustralias-biodiversity / https :// data . oecd . org / agroutput / meat-consumption . htm https :// www . abc . net . au / gardening / factsheets / https :// www . localharvest . org . au / learn / grow-your-own-food /
PDF versions of all the above are available on St Margaret ’ s Website at Carbon Action Project | St Margaret ' s Uniting Church ( wordpress . com )
There is also a PowerPoint presentation on eliminating organic waste from landfill at https :// stmargaretsunitingchurch . files . wordpress . com / 2021 / 05 / eliminatingorganic-waste-from-landfill . pptx
St Margaret ’ s News 13 June 2021