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5.4. Adopt low GHG emission diets

Being aware of what is on our plate can lead to significant GHG emission reductions. Eating locally grown/produced foods reduces emissions while supporting our local economy. Community and personal gardens, as well as local foraging with an experienced guide, are great ways to become more self-reliant as well.

While eating locally is important, some foods are significantly higher in GHGs than others are. This depends on how different foods are grown/raised, processed, in addition to where they come from. Making conscious food choices in our homes, as well as having a variety of low-GHG food options including plant-based products at local restaurants and grocery stores, will contribute to our goals.