You've reached the Local & Low-Footprint Foods action pledge! Before we proceed to commit to an action, let's go over some interesting facts that highlight why this topic is an important one in tackling climate change.
Most of the food we consume is now acquired from global production sources, as opposed to local ones. This requires a substantial amount of resources for transportation, in addition to, production.
Lamb is the meat-based food source with the highest footprint at 39.2 Kg of CO2 produced per kilogram of meat produced! Factors like transportation, livestock care, and farm management contribute to this high number.
Research shows that on average 83% of GHG emissions associated with food occur during the production phase, as opposed to transportation. This highlights the importance of smart food type choices as well as smart sourcing.
So, we can see why our food consumption can be a major issue that affects climate. You can take action to change this reality, and that's why we are here! Below you will find the action pledge form where you will be able to commit to one or more individual actions. If you wish to do so, you may also select a larger school action that you wish to champion. Listed below are the actions you can take. Click on an action to learn more about it; once you've found the one you'd like to commit to be sure to select it in the form below.