Reducing Your Carbon Footprint
We can all do our part for a cleaner environment. In fact, our daily choices and actions can make a huge difference in ways you might not have imagined. There are simple ways to reduce your personal carbon footprint without going to extremes, and you can start to contribute to a brighter tomorrow with what you eat!
Food has a huge impact on our carbon footprint. For example, organic foods are produced and grown in an eco-friendly way by taking steps to reduce water waste and protect soil and air quality. Shopping for local foods is another great way to ensure lower carbon emissions. Locally grown food travels a shorter distance from the farm to your table.
Look for locally grown foods like fruits, vegetables, beans, grains and lentils. As a rule, plant-based foods have a lower carbon impact than animal-based items. But donâ€™t worry, you donâ€™t need to rule out animal products just yet. The key is to make educated decisions about which items to buy. Chicken, eggs and milk tend to have lower carbon emissions. Look for the items that are organic, antibiotic-free and cage-free or pasture-raised.