Goat Cheese Walnut Berry Bites & Earth Day Picnic Giveaway!

Perfect Picnic

Plan the Perfect Picnic this year for Earth Day with easy Goat Cheese Walnut Berry Bites. Plus win a picnic basket full of goodies in honor of “Picnic for the Planet 2012″ April 22nd, the world’s largest and most thoughtful picnic.

Planning the perfect picnic does not have to be difficult if you stick with low-maintenance dishes with few ingredients. Plus low-maintenance often means earth-friendly.  Earth Day is just a week away; how about celebrating this year with a picnic!

The Nature Conservancy hosts an annual celebration for Earth Day each year. Picnic for the Planet is a growing endeavor with 61 countries represented last year alone. It’s a strong reminder that we rely so heavily on the Earth for resources, it’s important to give back.

You can be a part of Picnic for the Planet by attending or hosting a picnic on April 22nd. Click here to find out more.

Here are some ideas to make your picnic a little GREENER:

  • Use thermoses instead of individually bottled beverages.
  • Pack reusable plates, utensils and cloth napkins from home–classy and earth-friendly.
  • Serve foods that are seasonal, sustainable, and/or raw. Less cooking = less energy used.
  • Walk or bike to your picnic location.
  • Recycle or compost any waste.
  • Use natural insect repellent. It’s better for your skin and the environment.

Goat Cheese Walnut

Goat Cheese Walnut Berry Bites are a sublime snack to serve at a spring cocktail party or pack for a picnic. Load your basket with English-style biscuits, fresh local berries, toasted walnuts, creamy local goat cheese, honey and a spreading knife. Then let the picnic-ers serve themselves. These are a wonderful compliment to a thermos of your favorite spring beverage.

Other items to add to your picnic basket:

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Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Goat Cheese Walnut Berry Bites

Ingredients:

1 package English-style biscuits (or Carr's Whole Wheat Crackers)
6 oz. local goat cheese
1 pint fresh local berries
1 cup toasted walnuts, chopped
honey for drizzling

Directions:

Spread the goat cheese over each cracker and sprinkle with berries and walnuts.

Drizzle with honey.

Goat Cheese Walnut Berry BitesCellini Dinnerware from Villeroy & Boch.

I’ve got a great GIVEAWAY today to celebrate Picnic for the Planet!

One lucky reader will receive a Coleman collapsible picnic basket loaded with:  A Picnic for the Planet thermos, tee, picnic blanket, Reusable bamboo utensil set by To-Go Ware, Popchips, Peeled Snacks organic dried fruit, Green and Black chocolate bar, Burt’s Bees Chapstick and Back to Nature crackers and cookies.

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Leave a comment describing how you try to be kind to our Earth.

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  • Tweet This:  Win an earth-friendly picnic basket & goodies from @AllHandsonEarth & @SpicyPerspectiv Enter Here: http://aspicyperspective.com/?p=12812 #picnic12 #earthday

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Leave a separate comment for each entry ~ 11 possible entries per person!

This giveaway will close and winners will be randomly selected Earth Day, April 22nd. Winner: #200 Kristen

US Residents Only.

*Basket provided by The Nature Conservancy.

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229 Responses to “Goat Cheese Walnut Berry Bites & Earth Day Picnic Giveaway!”

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    Jill — April 16, 2012 @ 5:44 am

    I’m being kind for not cursing her for giving us 8 inches of snow last night. ;)

    These bites look delicious and I can’t wait to try them!

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    Alicia Keen — April 16, 2012 @ 5:46 am

    i try to recycle everything i can

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    karen — April 16, 2012 @ 6:09 am

    recycling is one of the things I do to try to help our world
    thanks !

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    Kel — April 16, 2012 @ 6:22 am

    I am recycling and composting.

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    Nelly Rodriguez — April 16, 2012 @ 6:32 am

    I try to reuse containers for anything and everything, even for delivering cookies to our neighbors!

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    Jessen — April 16, 2012 @ 6:39 am

    I recycle everything – even the smallest cardboard box! And I never litter.

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    Katarina — April 16, 2012 @ 6:43 am

    These look really delicious! Like your pictures!

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    Veronica @ My Eats & Treats — April 16, 2012 @ 7:01 am

    What a wonderful recipe and great giveaway! I’m new to this blog, but have been really enjoying reading it! I truly value living an eco-conscious life, and make earth-friendly choices with every opportunity… Over the years, this has encouraged me to follow a mostly plant-based diet, purchase eco skin/body care products that are not tested on animals, walk/bike/run to places that are within a 3mi radius instead of driving, carpool, and minimizing the use of electricity and water at home. But quite honestly, nothing has been as tremendously impacting in my life as the closeness that I’ve come to feel with Earth as a result of becoming aware of animal farming… I love animals and simply cannot make decisions that can ultimately hurt them in any way. Such a perspective, I believe, has made me a kinder, more compassionate, and open-minded person, and I am grateful for that. I still consume some animal products, and that is a recent choice I’ve had to make because of health problems that I was faicing while living a vegan lifestyle. Though veganism may not be best suited for everyone, living a life of awareness and compassion, and making appropriate decisions, is. Happy Earth Day!

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    • Sommer — April 16th, 2012 @ 7:15 am

      Happy Earth Day to you, Veronica, and thanks so much for sharing your thoughts!

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    Veronica @ My Eats & Treats — April 16, 2012 @ 7:02 am

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    ladywild — April 16, 2012 @ 7:06 am

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    Anne — April 16, 2012 @ 7:10 am

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    Isabel — April 16, 2012 @ 7:22 am

    What a great giveaway! I try to do all the little things that add up to help the planet. I turn off lights when I leave the room, I turn off the taps while brushing my teeth, I eat as much locally grown food as I can, I’m mindful of generating trash (choosing to reuse whenever I can), and I recycle whenever possible!

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    Jessica | Oh Cake — April 16, 2012 @ 7:23 am

    Even though we live in the heart of downtown we recycle, return bottles, and plant a few veggies on our tiny patio. Since we live downtown we walk almost everywhere and take public transit. I’m still working on reducing our electricity consumption.

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    Abby — April 16, 2012 @ 7:29 am

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    stacy Cobb — April 16, 2012 @ 7:37 am

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    Paula- bell'alimento — April 16, 2012 @ 7:37 am

    I would love to come to your picnic ; ) Looks fantastic Sommer! xoxo

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    Connie — April 16, 2012 @ 7:52 am

    Thank you Nature Conservancy…we follow it all – Love the earth – Love People…..serve them tasty food!!

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    ASHLEA — April 16, 2012 @ 8:01 am

    This looks so delicious. I make something very similar, but use the honey comb too. It’s really good. I like having some walnuts along with it… and those crackers look like they go perfectly.

    I just started composting last year. I have yet to have any actual dirt, but I’m not the best at remembering to turn it!

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — April 16, 2012 @ 8:03 am

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    JB — April 16, 2012 @ 8:25 am

    We recycle, shop local foods, and grow our own vegetable garden…every little bit helps.
    The cracker/cheese/berry bites look wonderful.

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    Denise @ Creative Kitchen — April 16, 2012 @ 8:31 am

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    Michelle — April 16, 2012 @ 8:34 am

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    Georgie — April 16, 2012 @ 8:35 am

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    Kari — April 16, 2012 @ 9:21 am

    I try and conserve everything as best I can. I’m notorious for limiting the number of paper towels needed for a job. We compost and recycle everything we can.

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    bake your day — April 16, 2012 @ 9:36 am

    I would have absolutely no control over these. I love adding sweet pairings with goat cheese. Yum!

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    Kayti Clayton — April 16, 2012 @ 9:38 am

    I try to be kind to the earth by recycling, eating green and carpooling!

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    Michelle Wright — April 16, 2012 @ 9:41 am

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — April 16, 2012 @ 9:55 am

    This sounds awesome. I’m vegetarian and use my own water bottle instead of buying plastic bottles!

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    Elyse M — April 16, 2012 @ 10:46 am

    I do not use plastic water bottles but have all re-usable bottles instead! I love turvis for the day and the camelback bottle for the gym. Every little bit helps!

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    Cynthia Rathunde — April 16, 2012 @ 10:54 am

    I am planning on installing a rain barrel to reuse water for my flowers.

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    naomi — April 16, 2012 @ 11:19 am

    Great picnic bites for an Earth Day celebration!

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    Sara P. — April 16, 2012 @ 11:19 am

    I am kind to the earth by eating local, organic food!

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    Cookin' Canuck — April 16, 2012 @ 11:53 am

    Great ideas to make your picnic a little greener! Those goat cheese berry bites are such a fun way to make a picnic a little bit fancier, without a lot of effort.

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    Matt @ RecipeLion — April 16, 2012 @ 12:12 pm

    This recipe look great! I would love it if you linked up this post to my blog hop for a chance to win a cookbook prize package: http://ow.ly/aj76a

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    Using kitchen cloths instead of paper towels.

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    Jeanette — April 16, 2012 @ 12:55 pm

    Love your green picnic tips and this simple but elegant appetizer for a picnic.

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    Susan in the Boonies — April 16, 2012 @ 1:06 pm

    We recycle plastic, glass, and newspaper.

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    Pam — April 16, 2012 @ 1:07 pm

    Recycle as much as we can! Kids even participate in recycling programs at elementary school.
    As keeping old batteries out of garbage and taking them to proper disposable place!

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    ELIZABETH O'NEIL — April 16, 2012 @ 1:21 pm

    We try to eat local organicly grown foods-if it’s not local it’s organic/natural. We recycle as best we can. We live 20 miles from the “City” and car pool with other families as often as possible. When we’re in the city we try to get done as much as we need to avoid multiple trips.
    LOVE the picnic ideas. My son begins playing in basketball tournaments this summer. We decided to picnic most of the meals/treats for 2 reasons #1: I know they are eating healthy body nurishing foods-so much better than concession stand eating-yuck!, #2: save $

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    Sarah L — April 16, 2012 @ 1:22 pm

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — April 16, 2012 @ 1:26 pm

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    I walk to Starbucks if I have to have one of there coffees
    I walk to the store & Dry Cleaners, weather permitting
    I buy majority of my produce from the Farmers Market
    I use a Brita Water Purfier, so I don’t buy water bottles
    I get paper bags from the store and re-use them
    I grow my vegetables and add compost to the garden
    I sometimes stay late at work so I can car pool home
    I recycle
    I wash my hair every other day to save on water
    Turn the heat off when I go to work

    Gosh I hope I do more to save our precious Earth.

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    elizabeth — April 16, 2012 @ 1:32 pm

    I try to use every container I get.. from to-go containers to glass jars from other foods. I even compost to cut down on waste.

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    Kiri W. — April 16, 2012 @ 2:04 pm

    Lovely pictures! And mmm, goat cheese. Yum!
    I have been celebrating Earth Day since 2007, there’s usually a big event at the Cleveland Zoo. We recycle, we save water where we can, we have a soda maker so we don’t buy plastic bottle after plastic bottle, I buy local produce and am a CSA member and I try to generally be conscious of my actions. Still so much to improve upon, though…

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    Liz S. — April 16, 2012 @ 3:34 pm

    I do many things to help out our planet. For starters, I drive a hybrid car. I’m also very careful about recycling. I try to reuse plastic bags or use washable containers when I pack a lunch. I’m very conservative about energy use around the house and mindful of water use as well. What a great giveaway! I also follow your blog through Google Reader.

    Thanks!

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    Mary — April 16, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

    We try to be kind to our Earth by how we recylce our scraps. We try to make the most out of everything, but when we can’t, we 1. give the safe veg scraps to our chickens and 2. compost them for our garden. Hardly any food products get thrown away!

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    Gloria R, — April 16, 2012 @ 4:04 pm

    WE GROW A LOT OF OUR OWN VEGGIES AND USE ONLY NATURAL WEED KILLER AND PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS.

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    Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet — April 16, 2012 @ 5:06 pm

    Beautiful bites and wonderful giveaway!

    Hugs <3

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    Jen @ Juanita's Cocina — April 16, 2012 @ 5:43 pm

    We have a compost pile and we recycle as well. Any kitchen waste we have we try to reuse! I try to be as earth friendly as I can!

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    Jen @ Juanita's Cocina — April 16, 2012 @ 5:44 pm

    I tweeted your giveaway!

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    Soha Molina — April 16, 2012 @ 5:53 pm

    I recycle

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    Soha Molina — April 16, 2012 @ 5:54 pm

    I am an email subscriber- eddiem11@ca.rr.com

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    Sarah Bonn — April 16, 2012 @ 6:01 pm

    I buy local produce.

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    Katz — April 16, 2012 @ 6:12 pm

    I lessen my messy outdoor footprint by being VERY sure to clean up after whatever I do outdoors. Nothing says YUCK like finding empty cans and/or paper plates everywhere you go!

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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — April 16, 2012 @ 7:00 pm

    These sound so good and fun giveaway!

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    Kim — April 16, 2012 @ 7:17 pm

    We stopped buying water bottles

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    Bonnie K — April 16, 2012 @ 7:25 pm

    I’ve stopped buying bottled water regularly. I use a filter on the kitchen faucet. When we picnic, I take melamine dishes and our utensils instead of taking plastics.

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    Recycling, growing my own vegetables, and fruits, cutting down on plastics, disposable cutlery, plates,etc, and reducing usage of paper towels..

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    Londa — April 16, 2012 @ 9:12 pm

    We eat healthy meals at home…skipping fast food and it’s extra waste.

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    Christopher Sorel — April 16, 2012 @ 9:14 pm

    working with scouts to clean up park and then picnic

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    Christina Tong — April 17, 2012 @ 1:18 am

    I recycle as much as possible, compost waste, Use resusable containers, cut down usage of paper towel and use baking soda with vinegar for cleaning most of everything in the kitchen and bathroom.
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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — April 17, 2012 @ 1:42 am

    Love these delicious little bites! Mmm, goat cheese and honey….

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    Carolyn — April 17, 2012 @ 4:12 am

    LOVE these! Perfect for a picnic!

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    Chantal R. — April 17, 2012 @ 5:38 am

    I don’t own a car so I walk and take public transportation everywhere. I also recycle and try to use earth friendly cleaning products for my apartment. This would be so great to win as I love picnics! Another way I try to be kind to the Earth, pick up after myself after a picnic! No picnic litter for me =D

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    Chantal R. — April 17, 2012 @ 5:39 am

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    Cheryl Stoy — April 17, 2012 @ 5:44 am

    We grow our own veggies, maintain a small fruit orchard, compost almost everything and we no longer yell at the deer that come and eat the gardens. Or the rabbits…we just look at them with our best “oh no you didn’t just eat that face!”

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    MaryBeth — April 17, 2012 @ 6:58 am

    We recycle as much as possible and have stopped using disposable plates/silverware both at home and in the office. I try to limit my driving and work from home a few days a week. We open blinds as much as possible during the day for natural light vs electricity. Every little bit helps.

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    gail — April 17, 2012 @ 8:20 am

    by recycling

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    Krissy — April 17, 2012 @ 9:04 am

    My family and I recycle on a weekly basis. We have 3 recycle bins and try to fill them all up each week.

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    Jody — April 17, 2012 @ 9:52 am

    I am a jar junkie-reusing every jar we bring in the house to label and fill with the bulk items from the market- all my nuts for this yummy recipe can be safely stashed in my cupboard jar!

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    Catalina @ Cake with Love — April 17, 2012 @ 11:17 am

    As much as I try to love goat cheese, I just can’t I always detect the goat smell at the end, is that weird? However, I would love to try this with other sort of soft cheese!

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    Helene — April 17, 2012 @ 6:19 pm

    Recycling and compost is very important in my home. I also recycle everything we don’t use anymore like clothes, books, toys, furniture etc to a local charity and that will help family in needs. I also want to plant more trees in my backyard this year. Lovely giveaway. Thanks!

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    Heather — April 17, 2012 @ 6:31 pm

    I am doing “buy no new clothes 2012″ to consume less and focus on using what I have.

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    Alison — April 17, 2012 @ 8:07 pm

    Vermicomposting. I feed the worms, they feed my garden, and my garden feeds me.

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — April 17, 2012 @ 10:57 pm

    Great giveaway!!

    Recycle intelligently. And try not to be wasteful with plastic bags etc.

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    Terry — April 18, 2012 @ 6:47 am

    Lets see, I recycle and reuse as much as I can. I just say “NO” to plastic water bottles and me and my girl scout troop are very involved in water monitoring, “air potato” round-ups and other recycle projects.

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    Connie — April 18, 2012 @ 9:49 am

    Always recycle and start a neighborhood clean up crew!! So love the basket ;o)

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    NanaScriv — April 18, 2012 @ 1:51 pm

    I follow on Facebook and I love picnics.

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    NanaScriv — April 18, 2012 @ 1:53 pm

    I signed up to follow Nature.org on FB. I recycle paper and they other recycling program is moving to our little Oklahoma town. Lucky me.

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    Madi — April 18, 2012 @ 3:41 pm

    I avoid drinking bottled water as much as possible and recycle whatever I can.

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    Amy @ Gastronome Tart — April 18, 2012 @ 5:04 pm

    These truly are perfect for a picnic! I’m always looking for great ideas for when I go on a picnic or have a BBQ where I am bringing something.

    How I try to be kind to the earth: I keep my thermastat low low low in the Winter and high in the Summer, I recycle everything, I bring my own bags to the grocery store, I fill up my own SS water bottle instead of buying plastics, I also combine all my errands and use cruise control whenever possible too.

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    Kiani — April 18, 2012 @ 8:15 pm

    I keep a full place setting at work. So, I never need a paper plate or plastic fork with my lunch or snacks.

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    Sommer — April 18, 2012 @ 8:33 pm

    You guys have AMAZING earth-friendly tips! I’ve gotten several great ideas by reading through the comments.

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    Michelle — April 18, 2012 @ 9:43 pm

    love your recipes!

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    Madeline — April 19, 2012 @ 8:51 am

    Hi there, thanks so much for supporting The Nature Conservancy, Sommer! We love your tips for having a greener picnic. And your readers have some awesome ideas of how to live green!
    -Madeline, The Nature Conservancy

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    Ty — April 19, 2012 @ 11:14 am

    Hi Sommer,
    I live within a mile of Greenbelt, Md., named so to keep our earth green. Close to the nations capitol there is a lot of traffic but there are lots of bike trails for bike enthusiasts and our metro system is pretty comprehensive so that helps cut down on traffic and polution. I like to save shopping bags for when I walk the dog in the evenings. I also recycle, and plant lettuce, pepper and tomatoe plants in my back yard. And in the interest of saving resources and the wasteful purchase of cans or bottles, I brew my own beer and grow hops for it also. I also like to cook and just ran across this page today, good stuff! I like what I see.

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    Valérie — April 19, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

    I try to buy most of my produce locally (the ones I don’t grow myself in my community garden) and to choose the ones that contains less packaging possible.

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    Shawna Steffen — April 19, 2012 @ 2:09 pm

    I recycle most everything I can that our community recycling center takes. This year, I’m going to build a raised vegetable garden so I can grow some of my own vegetables.

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    Pam — April 19, 2012 @ 2:17 pm

    I compost and recycle, everything.

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    Megan P — April 19, 2012 @ 5:46 pm

    I attempt to reduce, reuse, recycle :)

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    Jen at The Three Little Piglets — April 19, 2012 @ 9:02 pm

    This year I decided to invest the extra money on green cleaning supplies – if I’m willing to spend a little more to get organic produce why not spend a little more on the cleaners I use as well!

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    Kristin — April 19, 2012 @ 10:01 pm

    I really try to recycle anything I can, but since I’ve moved to an area that’s not big on recycling I’ll have to find other ways to be kind to the Earth!

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    BusyWorkingMama — April 20, 2012 @ 8:44 am

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    Carolyn A — April 20, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

    We recycle everything we can, just recently bought re-usable grocery bags (the plastic ones = gigantic pain), and try not to buy bottled water.

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    MrsGoose — April 21, 2012 @ 6:05 am

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    Carmen — April 22, 2012 @ 7:25 pm

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    Heather Roberts — April 28, 2012 @ 9:45 am

    These yummy yummy treats are just what I’ve been looking for! I’m ready for a change of cracker! I’m always putting out crackers with fresh mozz. fresh basil from my herb garden drizzled in EVOO and a tad bit of Bal. Vinegar. I will love it forever, BUT I’m crazy about goat cheese and berries, so WAA-LA!!
    Oh, and I don’t owe a car yet here in Nashville, I’m holding out. I do however own a very nice bycycle that I ride allll over the Greenway trail. And when in Chicago, I only walk or take the train. Happy Be-lated Earth Day Sommer!

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