Do you consider yourself passionate about your health, and the health of your family? Perhaps you are particularly interested in the welfare of our planet, and the humane treatment of animals, both domestic and wild. If so, this is great, and when you’re in the market for grass fed beef in Arizona, we are proud to stand beside you in these beliefs.

So maybe as someone who cares about the environment, you recycle, avoid plastic bottles, buy organic whenever possible, buy pastured eggs or maybe even have a compost pile at your home. You likely have adopted all of these practices that are “the right things to do”—but then you go out to a restaurant and never request that owners and chefs perform these same practices. Why?

For some reason, many of us have a disconnect when it comes to our own personal practices and our stewardship of the environment versus what we expect out of the businesses we frequent. It’s understandable, as there is not nearly as much transparency from most businesses about their environmentally friendly practices as one might like. But the fact is that, if we truly care about the environment, we owe it to the planet to hold business owners to the same standards that we hold ourselves to when it comes to protecting and caring for the earth.

Vote with your dollar!

It’s the truth: you truly have the power to vote with your money. Every single time you spend a dollar, you vote for the product you are purchasing. Most of us put a lot of thought into how we are going to use our votes in elections. If you start to think of your dollars in the same way, you will be able to contribute a lot of good to the planet.

Next time you spend money at a business, think carefully. Is it local? Does it enhance your health? Does your purchase support the sustainability of our planet? Is it supporting the humane treatment of animals?

Since the Great Recession, we have seen a tremendous shift back toward local business and food. “Locally sourced” is practically becoming a buzzword in communities, which is great, so long as businesses are actually following through on their promises. If you care about your local economy and about the health of the planet, you will continue to tell business owners in your community that this is what you want. You will buy local, and ask for grass-fed beef, pasture-raised chicken, pastured eggs, organic vegetables, clean dairy, sustainably harvested fish and other such items.

The sad truth is that if we do not commit ourselves to voting with our dollars, nothing is going to change. The world is heading down a very unsustainable path, but every small decision you make helps, even if just a little bit.

You have the power to influence change. Will you do it?

For more information about the benefits of shopping locally and sustainably for grass fed beef in Arizona, contact our team today at Arizona Grass Raised Beef Co. We look forward to speaking with you about this issue.