- In the United States, food typically travels between 1,500 and 2,500 miles from farm to plate. Transporting our food that far means higher energy consumption, lower quality produce, and less local agricultural investment. Visit your local farmer’s market and make a meal entirely from local food – you’d be surprised how good it tastes!
- Choosing organic produce is a great way to avoid harmful pesticides and to support farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water. Look for the label “USDA Certified Organic” on all organic foods at the grocery store, and you’ll know you’re buying a more sustainable product.
Grow your own organic vegetables
- Home-grown vegetables can be more flavorful and satisfying, and by growing your own produce you are reducing the amount of pesticides and carbon emissions associated with what you eat.
Green-Up Your Lunch
- Bring reusable food and drink containers to work rather than disposable varieties. Packing a lunch is a great way to save money, eat healthier, and cut down on the packaging materials that typically come with take-out or frozen meals.