Keep yourself and the planet healthy by incorporating some of these food habits- from the grocery store to the compost bin!
Buying seasonal fresh produce from farmer's markets not only helps support local growers and small businesses but also reduces food transportation emissions.
Remember to take cloth tote bags with you when shopping or opt for paper bags at checkout to reduce the consumption of single-use plastic bags. And for extra credit, use smaller mesh bags for produce!
BUY IN BULK
Shopping in the bulk section of grocery stores cuts down on individual plastic packaging. In some stores, you can even buy non-food items, like lotion and shampoo in bulk!
Stay hydrated without the waste! Today, you can get stylish customized bottles, smart bottles, vacuum-insulated bottles... so many options! Plus, some cafes and juice shops are happy to give you your drink in your own bottle, rather than a disposable cup. But if you must use a single-use plastic bottle, don't forget to recycle.
The meat and dairy industry contributes about 14.5% of our global greenhouse gas emissions. Plus, it takes more land to grow food for animals than it does for humans, so cutting down on meat saves forests and biodiversity too!
REDUCE FOOD WASTE
It takes an incredible amount of resources to grow and ship produce around the world. Wasting food means we are clearing more forest land than we need to, wasting water, and needlessly burning fuel. So only buy what you need, save leftovers, and compost!