Question: When is a sandwich more than just a sandwich?
Answer: When it’s part of a movement to save the world, for example, the Peanut Butter and Jelly Campaign. The idea is simple, yet elegant:
The next time you pack this all-American sandwich for lunch, you’re helping the environment and making a difference in animal welfare. You don’t have to change your whole diet to change the world. Just start with lunch.
Tongue-(stuck-)in-cheekiness aside, reducing the amount of meat in our diets, not to mention reducing the packing used to serve many lunches (if you take-out from a fast-food restaurant, for instance) can do a tremendous amount in terms of reducing our ecological footprint.
Another great website for greening up your lunch is Vegan Lunch Box . Even if you don’t care for the recipes Jenniferschmoo serves up over there, she also is a great resource for alternative packaging of lunches (i.e., no more plastic baggies and juice boxes!) The Laptop Lunch or “bento lunch box” is a brilliant innovation in packaging lunch. She also has reviews of and sources for a variety of other ways to pack up your lunch.
So, make your next lunch a green lunch!