When it comes to fighting climate change and how we can fulfill our roles as consumers, it’s easy to feel like our day-to-day efforts aren’t making an impact. .
Fact: Impact doesn’t happen overnight, whether you’re a large corporation or just one person. It is not a choice (or an action) that leads to a greener, better tomorrow. It is those small, innocuous daily choices that get us there. After all: Personally, we are a loser; together, we are an ocean.
But where do we start? Well, let’s start with one thing we do every day, whatever: eat. One-third of greenhouse gas emissions come from food systems (80% of which comes from agriculture), so making better choices at your local grocery store is an extremely effective way to vote for a better future. The food industry is a $ 1 trillion market in the US alone, so it’s an area with long-term impact. Here’s how we can all participate in that effort: