Sunday, December 12, 2010

On Becoming a Locavore!

That's it, I'm joining the latest green campaign, I'm going to become a locavore! What the heck is a locavore you ask? It's the new environmental movement to eat produce from within 100 miles of your home.

I already grow my own produce, so I'm within the 100 yards rule! I make my own pasta sauce, pickles, salsa, pickled beets and for fruit, frozen raspberries and raspberry wine, all from my backyard! That should keep us over the winter. For protein I will have to send my husband out deer hunting, if not deer, we have plenty of rabbits in the neighbourhood, so it's all good.

Now that I have joined the locavores, I want to push all my soul mates to expand the list to include more than just produce. Why restrict the 100 mile rule to only locally grown produce? I want all goods and services bought to be produced within the 100 mile limit! That rule includes AVON products, seeing as they are trying to be so environmentally friendly.  Some of the products environmentalists will be happy to see on the list are vehicles, oil and gas, energy, lumber, steel, clothes, shoes, furniture and appliances, computers....really the list is endless.

Seeing as capitalism is so bad, this should totally destroy those capitalist pigs! We know how Walmart buys most of it's products from China, so this rule would stop them in their tracks. Only people in southern Ontario would be able to own cars, but they can't get any gas within 100 miles, so that takes millions of cars off the road. Flying over the 100 mile limit would not be allowed, so get those bikes out and start heading to the next eco-party in South Africa...make sure you have a sailboat waiting when you reach the ocean. Remember, no oil or gas unless it's produced within 100 miles of your location, you could close the "dirty" oilsands down within days.

This will reduce our carbon foot print in no time.  I think I'm on the right track....but seems to be a really bleak dismal existence, maybe I'll rethink my becoming a locavore.


Laurie Johnson said...

I`m doing my part. The beer store is only three blocks away. MONSTER

Laurie Johnson said...

I`m doing my part. The beer store is only three blocks away. MONSTER

maryT said...

But I bet the barley needed for the beer is many blocks away.

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The Grey Lady said...

Ummm repeat after me :)

Being a locovore can cause scurvy and all manner of unsavory health issues. Rabbit may be taste delicious but are hardly nutritious.

Anonymous said...

I tried becoming a locavore...I really did. But after three years I had to give up on my banana palms and orange trees. I can't figure out why this is so. We've been told over and over how the world is getting warmer, so I assume it must have something to do with the soil.
By the way, I've been out of touch for a while so can anyone tell me if the streets are awash in Victoria, Vancouver, or Halifax because of the rising oceans?