With the high impact our global food system has on the earth, it’s more important than ever to focus on the ways we can lower our carbon footprint. The Earth Day Network has gathered campaigns from around the world that focus on improving different aspects of the food system—the ways we produce, manage, and consume food. These campaigns and calls-to-action look to get everyone involved in lowering the impact we and our food system have on the environment this Earth Day.
A healthy lunch is essential for a child to pay attention and be active during a school day. Unfortunately, not all students have access to the filling and healthy meal they need. National School Lunch Week was started to promote the need for healthy food in schools and educating students about nutrition decisions outside school.
The Canopy Project works with communities all over the world to educate people about agroforestry, seed distribution, and urban forestry techniques for improving green spaces and conservation efforts. The goal is to plant a new tree for every person on earth by 2020.
Urban farming and school gardens are just the start of a greater movement to push cities to become renewable and sustainable. With most of the world’s big cities bursting at the seams with growing populations, the need for low-impact, sustainable infrastructure is crucial. Renewable energy and a sustainable food system are keys to building better cities.
Eating less meat is an easy way to decrease your carbon footprint. The Meatless Mondays movement wants everyone to be a part of the conversation about the meat industry’s high carbon emissions.