Conservation 101

I’m concerned that I’m not doing enough to protect the natural resources on our planet. Sure, I try and do what I can. I don’t eat meat since beef ranching wastes natural resources. I have read that producing 1 kg of beef requires 5,000 to 20,000 liters of water. Because of the metric references, I have no idea what that actually means. I try not to drink water from plastic bottles. I always pour the water from the plastic bottle into a glass before I drink it. I try and eat a lot of cheese so I don’t poop as frequently. You can see I’m trying to do my part, but is it enough?

I decided to take it to the next level. Did you know that washing dishes by hand can use up to 9 times more water than using a dishwasher? But even dishwashers can waste water. So I fired Manuel, our dishwasher for the past 6 years. Then I decided to explore a revolutionary new way to conserve natural resources while eating meals. It all starts with this …


Yep, I started my meal with a yogurt with some fresh fruit mixed in. I chose blueberries because I couldn’t fit an apple into the yogurt cup. Then the magic started.

I used the empty yogurt container to thaw some frozen shrimp.


Once the shrimp defrosted, I used the same yogurt container for the shrimp with some added vegetables, pasta and an unidentified red sauce. At least I think it was a sauce.


So far, no dishes used. But what about dessert? Did you know that apple pie tastes great when eaten out of a used yogurt container?


Yum. Just make sure to rinse between courses. But what about the spoon? Same one! And I even used that same spoon to cook my evening heroin nightcap.


Mmmm, just like my dealer used to make, except now the Planet Earth is one baby step closer to being saved. You’re welcome.