Earth Week Tips

Eat food that’s in season.

 

When grocery shopping, try to purchase less processed food.

 

If possible, shop at a local grocery store, supermarket, or farmers’ market.

 

Organic is good, and sometimes local is better. Organic produce grown by farmers in your community typically costs less than processed food—and it has a significantly diminished impact on the planet. Depending on where the food is grown and shipped from, the amount of greenhouse gas emitted may be more due to vehicle miles traveled (VMT). What’s more, you’ll also be supporting local producers instead of giving your money to big agribusiness corporations. Everyone wins!

 

Try to lower the amount of meat in your diet. Eating more fruit and vegetables requires fewer resources and produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions. Participate in Meatless Mondays!

 

Buy only what you need and minimize food waste. When food is disposed of in landfills, it decomposes and releases methane, a greenhouse gas that is a significant contributor to global warming. Cut back on the amount of unused food in your household by planning your purchases ahead and buying only what you need.

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