Where would I be without Whole Foods? Probably emaciated somewhere, and a lot less happy. I take great, great pleasure in food, and Whole Foods has enabled me to continue eating pizza, brownies, chocolate cake, cereal, macaroni and cheese, baked ziti, and much more because they stock alternative diet and wheat free foods.
The thing I spend the most money on is food, and knowing that I have such a great grocery store to shop at helps me feel this investment is worthwhile. Especially when they hold fundraising events like today's: the Whole Foods in Beverly Hills is having their 5% community day. They urge shoppers to do their spending today to "Help support the Children's Eternal Rainforest and their efforts to preserve and purchase land to protect the environment's largest natural resource! All day, 5% of our net sales will help this cause so shop big today!"
Visit this page to see what's going on at the Whole Foods near you.
Additionally, by Earth Day 2008, Whole Foods stores will no longer supply plastic bags at checkout. Instead, they'll offer 100% recycled and recyclable paper bags. But even better, buy their reusable bag for .99 cents and then get .05 cents off your bill for each reusable bag you bring to pack your groceries. I bought one of these bags and it is super cute. You can see it in the picture in the "Whole Foods" link above.
Who knew the simple act of doing grocery shopping could help save a rainforest? It's all about making a difference in any way possible, and these opportunities are an effortless way to pitch in and save the Earth!