Have a Bam! moment at lunch this year: You have the power to cut waste at lunch hour

September 24, 2012

Now that school is in full swing again, it’s time to talk about something that is very close to my heart. In fact, it’s just a little down and towards the center: lunch. (To be fair, breakfast, second breakfast, elevenses, afternoon tea, dinner, and supper dwell there for a time as well).

Each day we take (or buy) our lunches and take them to school (or in my and probably your case, work). With a little planning ahead, you can cut out a lot of waste around lunch.

Bring your lunch in a reusable container and cut down on waste!

While some of us may go for the luxe new Jil Sander bag, most of us will stick to the tried and true plain brown paper lunch sack. And that’s a great place to start. As Chef Emeril says, “Bam!” — if we trade out that bag for a reusable lunch box, we’ve cut out a lot of waste.  If we don’t buy individually wrapped single-serving foods to put in our lunches and use reusable containers, we have another “Bam!” moment.

You have the power to cut waste at lunch hour

So what are you going to do for lunch this year? Will you go with bags or reusables? To learn more about energy conservation and small steps you can take that make a big difference, visit HMNS’ Energy Conservation Club online or visit HMNS Sugar Land’s new energy-minded exhibit, Conservation Quest.

Authored By Daniel Burch

An inveterate punster, amateur chef, and fencer, Daniel B has a double degree in History and Museum Science from Baylor. He currently serves as the Assistant Program Coordinator for the Wiess Energy Hall and Adult Education at HMNS.

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