Day 12 – dirt is good

Over sterilizing and keeping your children from getting dirty is not a good idea. Boot them out into your backyard, play in the mud, contact with germs is actually beneficial for the child’s health and it can stimulate their immune system. So it’s good news if you believe in the 5-second rule even if it doesn’t exist as germs get on the food dropped on the ground instantly.

Challenge: eat dirt.

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Day 11 – look good dyed

Have you ever dyed your hair? Do you feel insecure about your look? Some people are obsessed with dyeing, but there is nothing wrong with your natural hair colour. The fact is, hair dyes and bleaches are full of toxic and harmful chemicals including lead acetate, ammonia, and peroxide. So they can’t be good to you and the planet. In fact they are associated with some problems like brain diseases, cancers, weaker and brittle hair. Whatever you do, do not colour your hair. Your boss might not like your new green hair anyway.

Challenge: dye your eyebrows as well.

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Day 10 – how to save fuel?

We know that the most fuel efficient way of driving is to drive between 50 to 70 km per hour, which fits in nicely on most city roads’ speed limits. However it may not be practical and you will probably get a ticket for driving below the speed limit and thus blocking the traffic. May be just take the public transport if it is available (not possible for many), or plan your trip and drive less? How do you save fuel then?

Challenge: park your car a few inches away from your home.

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Day 9 – eat fresh fruit and in season

Nature puts everything in the right place including food that we should eat. In the old days people only ate whatever they found around them. Sounds funny to you? Everything evolves and is based on the environment where it is for many reasons. Let’s find out.

1. Food produced off season are less nutritious. It’s either produced with the help of technology, cold storage, waxed, preservatives and ripening stuff added and traveled thousands of miles to your market.

2. Fresh fruit produced locally tastes better, cheaper, and less contaminated.

3. Seasonal fruits are tailored to our bodies. Winter fruits are rich in vitamin c to prevent us from infection. Winter vegetables are best suited for cooking in hot soup. Fruits produced in summer are usually watery to keep the body hydrated.

4. Support your local farmers and economy when you eat local and seasonal fruits. It is more environmental friendly.

It is nature’s design that people eat locally and seasonally for good health. Eat what benefits you the most.

Challenge: plant 4 fruit trees, one for each season.

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