We all pick up lifelong habits at uni and, by the time we leave, food accounts for roughly 1.5 tonnes of CO2 per person, or 10% of our carbon footprint. Whilst food miles and packaging play their part, livestock farming has the biggest contribution (through rainforest destruction, fertiliser use etc) to our carbon footprint.
The biggest single thing anyone can do to reduce their carbon ‘foodprint’ is to cut consumption of meat and dairy products. Veganism won’t appeal to everyone, but let’s face it, we all could be eating greener.
Transition Food Objectives:
- Start a Scoop Group - a student food co-op providing good food at affordable prices
- Become a Part-Time Carnivore
- Use more organic, local and seasonal produce - home grown is best!
- Get a Sustainable Food Policy for your university