“Reducing food waste is one of the most impactful things you can do in your own life to trim your own carbon footprint … and share with others to make it contagious”
Project Drawdown recently released a new analysis ranking the top 20 high-impact climate actions households can take to cut their carbon footprint by up to 25 percent. Do you know what the number one action is? Reducing food waste! Every year, a full third of the food produced on this planet is wasted. And when it decays, all the food that doesn’t make it to our tables – or does, then gets thrown out – generates about 8 percent of the world’s heat-trapping gases. That’s more than double the impact of all the flights in the world; and it’s lost calories and wasted money, too.
In this highly recommended article, Climate expert Ms Katharine Hayhoe takes a deep dive into the food system to look at solutions that are making an impact. Read More.
Credits: Katharine Hayhoe