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Carbon Footprint: Waste Less

Carbon Footprint: Waste Less

The average American family wastes around 40% of the food they buy. 

These simple tips will help save money and help reduce your carbon footprint:

  • Take stock. Organize your fridge regularly. Make grocery lists before you go to the store.
  • Be wary of bulk. It may go bad before you can eat it all.
  • Plan. Don’t cook more food than you can eat.
  • Get creative. Reuse leftovers.
  • Freeze. Food lasts longer.
  • Doggie bag. Take home half of oversized restaurant servings.

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In order to calculate your carbon footprint, you will need to know the following:

One of the easiest and most effective ways to begin reducing your carbon footprint is to reconsider how much, and how often, you travel.

  • Cut down on red meat. It’s better for the environment! The production of red meat uses a lot of feed, water and land. Cows even give off harmful methane emissions!
  • A vegan, vegetarian, or pescatarian diet is likely to be best for the environment.
  • Eat low down the food chain a...

A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions that come from the production, use, and end-of-life of a product or service. It includes carbon dioxide — the gas most commonly emitted by humans.

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