Greener Eating

As the world's population continues to grow, food-related solutions are becoming more and more important. A quarter of all global greenhouse gas emissions come from what it takes to make your plate, from growing the food you eat to making that into an edible meal with packaging ready for transport in stores or restaurants.

What is Greener Eating?

Eating greener means making sustainable food choices.

Each of the decisions we make in our day-to-day lives has consequences. Some affect us directly, but others do so indirectly and in the long term. One of our habits that has the most significant impact, both for us and the planet, is our diet.

Eating greener can help us to:

  • Enjoy in-season food - when it's at its tastiest
  • Make savings on shopping and fuel costs
  • Enjoy a healthier diet that’s rich in fruit and vegetables
  • Reduce food waste
  • Use less packaging

How can we Eat Greener?

Here are some actions that you can do to eat greener:

  • Seek out more locally-grown or in-season foods
  • Choose plant-based proteins more often
  • Reduce food waste: food waste is one of the main factors in the production of greenhouse gases
  • Grow your own food! As well as being healthy and delicious, eating home-grown produce straight from your garden can be so satisfying and is free from carbon footprint of shop-bought food
  • Support restaurants that purchase their products from locally-owned markets and ask questions. It is okay to ask the restaurant manager or server how the food is cooked and where they got it from
Last updated 7 August 2023
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