Lighter Footprint is a new video series created by The Habitat Foundation to inspire people to make baby steps towards cosa more sustainable lifestyle. We will be sharing simple initiatives and changes that are good for your health, wallet, and the planet. Look out for all our Lighter Footprint videos with simple tips on how we can consume more consciously and care for our planet.
Gardening is a great way to relieve stress and lower your carbon footprint. Starting and maintaining a garden requires time and patience but it is all worth it when you get to enjoy the fruits of your labour. The first few instalments of Lighter Footprint include features on sweet basil and mint, two beginner-friendly herbs that you can grow from seed or propagate with ease. They are a wonderful addition to your home. You can even learn how to use your freshly harvested sweet basil to make Pesto Pasta.
Sweet basil, is a beginner-friendly herb for small-scale farming. Whether perched on your kitchen counter or on your balcony, it is wonderful addition to your home. Harvest regularly to accent wholesome continental cuisine!
In our Lighter Footprint segment we are offering a gentle nudge to everyone to try growing their own herbs and we are off to a fresh start with one of our favourite ingredients – mint! You’ll be surprised how easy it is to propagate mint fron cuttings.
Cooking for the planet
Adopting a plant-based diet is another major way you can lower your carbon footprint. We are here to offer ideas and inspiration for meals that are packed with flavour, nutritious and kind!
The most rewarding part of having a garden is when you can enjoy the fruit of your labour. Here, we demonstrate how do you make use of your sweet basil for this well-celebrated Italian cuisine – pesto pasta.
You can switch to a more sustainable lifestyle by eating a more plant-based diet. Jehan Bakar demonstrates how to make delicious protein-rich meals featuring a Javanese cooking technique which is centuries old.