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Category: Food
Cook a Climatarian dinner for your friends and see how easy it is to be climate friendly. Join in Climatarian Week 3-9 July 2017.
Choose a local organic draught ale and drink a toast to the health of the climate.
We are keen on our carry-out coffees, our take-away salads and soups but we don’t stop to think of all the additional waste that’s being created.
The easiest way for people to help limit climate change is with everyday food choices. Climatarians eat with the climate in mind choosing lower carbon options.
Avoid air freighted and greenhouse grown food. Both have an unnecessarily high energy use and climate impact.
25% of all lorries on UK roads are carrying food. Buy local or regional.
The energy used to produce food packaging added to the methane from biodegradable packaging rotting in landfill cause CO2e emissions.
Composting food waste saves the potent methane emissions from food rotting in landfill. It also stores carbon which is then transferred to the soil.
A Pescatarian who adds fish to an otherwise vegetarian diet is considered to have only a 2.5% increased climate impact.
A Vegetarian diet saves over 1.2 tonnes CO2e per year