How to Waste Less and Cut Your Carbon Footprint In the Kitchen

It’s actually the little changes we make that have the biggest impact for wasting less and reducing your environmental impact.

My husband and I consider ourselves environmentally conscious. We have a hybrid electric car. We use reusable bags (and have minor angsty moments when we don’t). My parents composted before it was cool (more specifically, while it was weird and it was done without structure so it became more of a wildlife drive-thru). And as I write this, it sounds like I’m doing an okay job. It sounds like I’m trying. But the truth is, sometimes I feel like I’m just not doing enough. Like my love of paper towels during recipe photo shoots, for instance. I know there are ways I can improve. 

So, I texted my brother and his wife who both have their masters degree in sustainability for guidance. They said the most important changes aren’t huge overhauls like installing solar, but the consistent use of small changes to daily habits. Every little bit helps. And those are the kind of changes I’m confident I can make happen.

Over on Inspired Home I’m sharing a ton of tips to help you get started. I promise there’s probably something in here you can use, no matter where you are on your path to being more environmentally conscious. For example when I was writing this, I finally found my solution to my paper towel love. Head over to read more:

How to waste less and cut your carbon footprint in the kitchen

how to waste less and cut your carbon footprint in the kitchen
how to waste less and cut your carbon footprint in the kitchen
how to waste less and cut your carbon footprint in the kitchen
how to waste less and cut your carbon footprint in the kitchen
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Dietitian Nutritionist. My husband Chris and I create food and beverage photos, videos, stopmotions and recipes. And they're really cool.