A Little Eco Decadence Makes A Girl Happy

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Climate Change Chocolate is my new best friend. Why? Well along with summer health everyone starts to care about the environment more in the spring and summer – we all agree that it is easier to be green, walking to work in 20 degree weather than minus 30 degree weather.

A city girl at heart I have to admit to enjoying the empty city on a Sunday morning. But combine that with warm weather that you can wear a cute organic cotton peasant blouse in, as you stroll the sleeping city and you have, what I deem, perfection. There is nothing like a standing in a place that normally buzzes with sound and movement and seeing it waking up slowly – it is like the whole city sighs. It is officially spring bordering on summer in Toronto, and as we all get out our BBQs, plan trips to the cottage (or friends’ cottages), and swarm to Farmer’s Markets, I can’t help but wonder if spring and summer mean only healthy indulgences?

Now hear me out, as here is my dilemma and maybe yours too:

I love the healthy food that spring and summer literally drop on my doorstep (thanks to Farmer’s Markets that pop up all over the city), and let’s be honest, the warmer weather makes us head outdoors after months in winter hibernation and inspires us all to be healthy. From food, to walking to work, we try to get in a year’s worth of healthy activities and eating into the 4 months of the Canadian summer. Those of us who do not cook, boldly flock to Farmer’s Markets to buy berries, herbs and other items we have no idea how to use, but think that by being in the presence of the produce we are somehow healthier and will just know how to cook (funny how we think the ability to cook blooms with May flowers). And though I love a berry smoothie, and support amazing local produce I can’t help but ask – do I really need to go 4 months without chocolate?

Silly, I know. I can hear the giggles now, but honestly I feel like a villain when I pull out my chocolate bar on the streetcar – I get the hairy eyeball as if my choice to eat something decadent is taboo. So what is a girl to do? I am fueled by chocolate and other little treats that just make me happy (which to me seems to help the world go round) but what can I do to not be outcast from our summer health nuts?

Enter Climate Change Chocolate – my new best friend. Why? Well along with summer health everyone starts to care about the environment more in the spring and summer – we all agree that it is easier to be green, walking to work in 20 degree weather than minus 30 degree weather. So as our flowers bloom so does the renewal for everyone to do their part to re-green the planet. So we all look to eat local and eat healthier natural foods as we recognize that processed foods do not help our environment. So my summer saviour is Climate Change Chocolate. Yup, you can eat chocolate and reduce your carbon foot print at the same time; it is dark chocolate – which is the healthy choice. Plus this is an all year round thing – you are no longer a summer green warrior but an all year round warrior.

How does this all work? Well Climate Change chocolate works with TerraPass to offset their carbon emissions of production. Their packaging is also all made from recycled materials and includes green tips (about 15 per package) so you can tell the world how to be more green, while indulging in your treat. Amazing and decadent – it makes me feel warm and fuzzy – or is it cool and crisp now that it is summer?

  • Sue Kupka

    Sue is a mom of two little girls and has a passion for finding things that will bring more fun to the everyday. Making the choice to be as eco-friendly as possible, this gal knows that eco does not mean sacrificing your personal style.

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