Act on Climate Change: Food for Thought, Your Diet & the Environment

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The environmental and social impacts of the food system are multifaceted. When you combine the emissions from food waste, livestock, deforestation and transportation, the global food system is responsible for a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions. Not only are the emissions fueling climate change, but the system disproportionately neglects low-income communities and developing countries.

As awareness of impacts increases, so does the variety of alternative diet options. Food presents a great opportunity to engage students in important conversations about climate change and environmental justice. Teaching students about the impacts of our food system helps them make more informed choices about their health and the planet’s health. LEARN MORE