In case you hadn’t noticed yet, we are celebrating Climate Week until 10th March – a supercharged campaign to inspire a new wave of action on climate change! Climate Week is all about showcasing real, practical ways to combat climate change, and it aims to renew our ambition to create a more sustainable, low-carbon future.
Did you know… livestock farming accounts for around 18% of our global greenhouse gas emissions – more than the global transport sector?!
Did you also know… we throw away 8.3 million tonnes of food from our homes every year in the UK?
If we all stop wasting food that could have been eaten, the CO2 impact would be the equivalent of taking 1 in 4 cars off the road!
Check out the ‘FOOD’ tab under our recently updated Sustainable Living pages for tips on:
- Reducing Food Waste
- Choosing Organic, Free-Range and Local Seasonal Food
- Growing Your Own
Meat Free Monday
As many studies have confirmed again this year, reducing our meat consumption is one sure way of achieving a more sustainable planet.
I have been happily vegetarian since I was 10, and vegan for about 7 years now, and I also run Compassionate Dorset – the local supporter group for the leading farm animal welfare charity Compassion in World Farming – so I realise just how much difference we can make if we simply ate less meat, and even more so if more people adopted a completely plant based diet, which is also generally believed to be one of the most planet-friendly and healthy diets!
Its never been easier to reduce your meat consumption, so why not join thousands of people across the UK and worldwide who enjoy a ‘Meat Free Monday’. There is even a new Meat Free Monday Cookbook available at www.meatfreemondays.com – although I haven’t got it myself yet, but I do highly recommend Jamie Oliver’s and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s books, and its great to see so many celebrity chefs now flying the flag for eating less meat, and more ethical meat too.