Monday, April 22, 2013

Earth Day: Celebrating with Hormel Foods...

Earth Day: Celebrating with Hormel Foods

April 22nd marks the 43rd anniversary of the celebration of Earth Day! This year, the Earth Day Network announced that the main focus of Earth Day will be to help put a face to climate change. One of the easiest ways to help prevent climate change is through a commitment to minimizing waste and recycling as much a possible! In order to make Earth Day a success, it is essential that each and every person set environmental goals, contribute and do their part.

Each year Hormel Foods strives to do their part in the conserving energy and reducing pollution. In 2011 they reduced their solid waste to landfills by 29% and completed 33 packaging reduction projects to reduce materials used by 4.2 million pounds!

To learn more about these successes and many others please visit:

There are plenty of simple ways that YOU and your family can help out this year, including:

Next time you want to enjoy a picnic, pack-up an eco-friendly basket with dishes from home instead of paper plates and plastic utensils. Enjoy a healthy spread with products that are known for their eco-friendly and sustainable packaging. One example is Hormel Natural Choice Deli-Meats (my fave!!) Hormel Natural Choice Deli Meats comes in packaging made of 100% recycled material -- making them the only national brand that features 100% recycled packaging. Just last month, Hormel Natural Choice launched their new line of Family Pack Deli Meats --perfect for feeding a large group and cutting down on your trips to the store!

Pack lunches in reusable containers instead of plastic zip-lock bags that can only be used once. Take it a step further by saving and using plastic containers from take-out meals.

Opt to receive bills and notices through e-mail instead of in the mail. Most banks and organizations offer a "paper-less" option, which will not only help cut down on wasted paper, but shorten your stack of mail that comes in every day.

Offer your support through a contribution to the Earth Day Network! Or check out the many opportunities to volunteer in your community.

I would love to know what efforts you and your family make to try and minimize your carbon footprint? Do you have a favorite "eco-friendly" activity?  


Disclaimer: The Jackson Five Family Blog received a complimentary product sample to conduct this reader review. All opinions are honest and our own!


1 comment:

  1. I think most people are missing the point of the badger. It's a nod to Gaylord Nelson himself, the founder of Earth Day. He grew up in my hometown of Clear Lake, Wisconsin. The badger is Wisconsin's state animal as well as the mascot of the University of Wisconsin. Go Badgers, go Earth Day! This site helps me to write my essay on this theme. I love the Google Doodle today.