Limoneira Spokesperson and Healthy Grocery Girl CEO Megan Roosevelt Talks Earth Day Sustainability
SANTA PAULA, CA - April brings not just spring flowers and produce transitions, but also a focus on sustainability and fresh with the fast-approaching Earth Day. Limoneira is playing its part in the national holiday by reminding audiences on all sides the role lemons can play in cutting back on waste.
“I’m going to share with you five really easy ways that we can be more eco-friendly at home,” says Spokesperson and Healthy Grocery Girl Founder Megan Roosevelt, preluding to Limoneira’s sustainability practices further in her latest video.
Watch the full April edition below:
Megan’s 2017 Earth Day tips include:
Don’t discard the stems of your produce.
The ends of your veggies can be chopped up and added into soups, stews, and sauces.
Make sure you’re using all of your citrus fruits.
Zesting the peel is a great way to add flavor to every meal.
Use reusable shopping bags when you buy groceries.
Keeping a stockpile in your car is a surefire way to make sure you don’t forget them at home! (We’ve all been there.)
Use more glassware.
Unlike disposable plastic containers, glassware can be used over and over again for all kinds of things.
Cut down on paper and plastic waste.
Switching to reusable cloth towels, facial rounds, and snack bags is an easy and great way to cut back on how much paper and plastic you go through.
Megan has been producing videos weekly since January to demonstrate fun, easy, healthy tips for consumers to make the most out of the year using lemons in every aspect of daily life. She will continue to do so throughout the year; subscribe here to keep up on Megan’s latest lemon-fueled tips and tricks.
Limoneira noted in a recent release that it has committed to doing its part to be eco-friendly, including:
- Having six solar arrays that produce 2 megawatts of electricity.
- Its green waste facility processes an average of 1,000 tons of waste per week.
- The Limoneira 24,000-sq.-ft. gravity-powered water treatment system that processes 180,000 gallons of water every single day. The result? California Title 22-grade water is created from what was once considered unusable waste water.
- Limoneira Citrus Misfits™–perfectly good “ugly” fruit that have minor scarring or defects from orchard winds that would otherwise be discarded, but instead are offered to retailers at consumer-friendly prices.
Limoneira has also linked up with additional global cleaning experts, whose biographies can be found on its website, that share knowledge with its customers of grocery and foodservice partners around the world.