SHIFT YOUR FOOD HABITS TO LOWER YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT!
According to researchers, reducing your household food waste and eating a plant-rich diet are among the most high impact lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your carbon emissions. Take action by first checking out the resources below on more climate-friendly eating and then choosing one or more changes you’d like to make to your food habits.
Here’s the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s website with tips, inspiration, and recipes for reducing and preventing food waste:RESOURCES FOR REDUCING FOOD WASTE
Here’s a useful guide from the New York Times that answers lots of questions about food choices and climate:FOOD AND CLIMATE Q&A
We suggest choosing actions that will be fairly easy for you to stick to, and then committing to the change for a month.
Note to those who do not wish to go vegan or vegetarian: there are many food shifts you can make without giving up animal products that will benefit the climate. A few examples include trying Meatless Mondays, reducing the amount of dairy and beef you eat, adding fruits and vegetables to your meals, and more. The New York Times article is full of useful comparisons and information that can help you consider climate friendly shifts that will work for you.