Choosing to eat more sustainably is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Here are 4 helpful sustainable eating tips.
There are many different ways that we can choose to reduce our carbon footprint, but one relatively easy and cheap way to do so is to eat more sustainably.
According to the USDA, 13.6% of our fossil fuel emissions come from food and beverage production. By making more sustainable and eco-friendly food choices, we can do our part to help reduce the carbon footprint of our meals.
Yes, you can also make a difference in other ways, such as buying fuel-efficient vehicles, reducing your home energy consumption, and recycling and reusing items whenever possible. But the fact is, we all eat! So this is a great place to start.
Here are 4 helpful tips for eating more sustainably:
1.) Buy Locally
Buying locally is ideal if you want to reduce your carbon footprint. The National Farmers Market Directory is a great resource to help you find local produce…
2.) Reduce the Amount of Food You Waste
Follow the steps of the Food Recovery Hierarchy. When dining out, the Eat Well Guide provides you with sustainable restaurants (in addition to farms and markets) in your area.
3.) Go Vegan (or reduce your consumption of animal products)
In addition to reducing waste, limit or eliminate the amount of animal products you consume, which are major contributors to your carbon footprint. By doing so, you’ll help the planet as well as yourself…
4.) Calculate Your Carbon Footprint
Use a carbon footprint calculator to determine exactly how much your current choices affect the environment, and take steps to reduce your impact.