Personal food choices matter in addressing climate change and staying healthy.
- Eat more fruits and vegetables - it takes more energy to produce one calorie of meat than to produce one calorie of plant-based food.
- Buy organic whenever possible - it's healthier for you, and the food was grown without GMOs or toxic chemicals that pollute the soil, water and environment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74bBm_98xp0
- Only eat meat from animals that were grass-fed, organic, antibiotic-and hormone-free.
- Buy from small local sources or at your local farmers' market to support your community and reduce fuel use associated with transportation.
- Support farmers directly through a CSA subscription. You’ll get a regular supply of delicious produce and contribute directly to the success of local farms.
- Take action in your own backyard. To learn how, check out: http://www.foodnotlawns.com/.
- Seek out restaurants with sustainable local sourcing. Groups like the Zero Foodprint project are rallying restaurants committed to sustainability.
- Get involved with your local Sierra Club Chapter. https://www.sierraclub.org/chapters