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GO BEYOND DINING IN THE DARK THIS EARTH HOUR
Candle lit dinners have always been a popular way to celebrate Earth Hour, but now hotels, restaurants and chefs all over the world are taking dining in the dark a step further by coming up with green menus and sustainable meals.
Four Seasons Hotel Austen and New World Hotels, are amongst the hotel groups which are going out of their way to make their guests’ Earth Hour dining experience a memorable one. Candle lit dinners and cocktail receptions at their in house restaurants have been planned with menus that feature sustainable food items.
If eating out is not your thing, celebrity chefs like Jamie Oliver, Ching-He Huang, and Raymond Blanc have come up with great Earth Hour recipes for you to recreate at home. These delicious, healthy and sustainable meals would definitely make a fun addition to your diet.
You could even gather your friends and family, and organize your own Earth Hour dinner party. We think Jamie Oliver’s yummy Modern Greek Salad would make an awesome starter!
There are lots of benefits to eating green beyond the hour. To start, sourcing food locally would not only mean fresh produce, but would also support your local farming community and would greatly reduce your carbon foot print.
“Enjoy Responsibly”, the third poster in Do The Green Thing’s 23 poster campaign for Earth Hour, encourages people reduce their meat consumption in order to reduce the meat industry’s carbon footprint. They have even highlighted how meat production is responsible for 18% of greenhouse gas emissions – more than all vehicles in the world combined!
Additionally, the legendary Sir Paul McCartney, along with his daughters Stella and Mary, are already setting an example with their campaign for Meat Free Mondays in order to promote healthier diets and the reduction of the livestock industries’ carbon emissions.
Making a small lifestyle change could greatly minimize the impact made on the environment, so start eating green today!