We all know about climate change, but just being aware and talking about it isn’t enough. Climate change is very real and it is threatening life on Earth. We can combat this by changing our way of living.
For a start, one thing that we can all do to combat climate change and ensure a sustainable future, is to go vegan. Not immediately, but gradually. We know that this takes time, but one meal a week makes a whole of a difference.
What we eat can be part of the solution to climate change. And to make this a reality, we must understand how food is currently impacting our planet with foodprint.
Know your foodprint
Foodprint measures the environmental impacts associated with the growing, producing, transporting, and storing of our food— from the natural resources consumed to the pollution produced to the greenhouse gases emitted.
While we should all be working to reduce our foodprints, there are many factors that determine our decisions about what we eat. There is not one prescribed diet for everyone. But through this, we want to highlight the different ways we can make an impact on our foodprints.
Knowing isn’t enough, calculate your foodprint
What is the difference between beef and chicken? Does a bowl of rice produce more climate-warming greenhouse gases than a plate of chips? Is wine more environmentally-friendly than beer?
To find out the climate impact of what you eat and drink, use the foodprint calculator.
Change your diet
So you’re thinking about changing your diet, but where do you start? It is important to go at your own pace. Learn as much as you can on the benefits of what a vegan lifestyle brings and find your personal reason for adopting this lifestyle.
Slowly transition into a vegan diet by considering and food options beyond meat, eggs and dairy. For a start, here are some things you can consider during your groceries shopping: whole grains, nuts, seeds, fruits, veggies, legumes, and non-dairy milk. There are also many plant-based foods you can consider too!
We hope that you would be inspired to join this fight against climate change together. To learn more about what you can do to fight climate change, visit earthday.org