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Climate Change. What can I do?
We're so glad you asked!
Food systems are one of the biggest contributors of CO2 emissions in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can make a real impact if you take a few actions or make small changes.
Make Small Changes...
• Buy only what you’ll consume, and consume everything you buy.
• Eat a plant-rich diet. Eat lower on the food chain. This also can be thought of as eating less meat. Try going meatless one day a week, some people think of it as Meatless Monday or Green Wednesday. Or start by eating smaller portions of meat.
• Compost your food waste. (Many of the Bay Area counties offer free kitchen scrap compost bins)
Simple Things That You Can Do - Right Now
Benefits of Eating Lower on the Food Chain:
• Eating less saturated fat (found in meat) can lead to lower rates of cholesterol
• Consuming less meat and more vegetables means savings at the grocery store
• Choosing plant-based food over meat lowers carbon emissions.
• Lower rates of disease and improved health and well-being.
Did you know that eating less meat frees up land for more crops,
AND growing crops uses less water than raising livestock, too?
That’s a triple win for the environment!
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