Climate Friendly Food Choices

Food Choices are extremely important for anyone who wants to take climate change action because:

  • Food Choices have a profound effect on greenhouse gas emissions (one study shows as much as 51%).
  • Food Choices are amongst the easiest changes that make a huge difference—the biggest bang for our individual buck

While diet can be a complicated and controversial subject (see Resources below), there are three primary ways that we can impact climate:

  • Reduce or Eliminate meat and dairy; eat more fruits & veggies
  • Eat Locally Grown & Seasonal
  • Eat Organic (or at least synthetic nitrogen fertilizer free, pesticide free)

Within our membership, there are several organizations that can provide information and/or practical assistance with incorporating these Climate Friendly Food Choices into a healthy lifestyle.

Relevant Member Organizations

Advocacy, Info, and more:

Sources of Local Food:

Restaurants serving Local Veg-Friendly Food:

Resources

 MEAT EATING & CLIMATE CHANGE:

 ORGANIC, LOCAL, SEASONAL, SUSTAINABLE?  Oh, my! 

KEEPING CARBON IN THE SOIL

ROCHESTER AREA CSA FARMS (COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE):

ROCHESTER AREA FARMERS’ MARKETS:

 

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