Celebrating Earth Day with Climate Solutions
Today, on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we are proud to launch our Climate Solutions Story Series. This year’s theme is climate action. In this unprecedented time of global uncertainty amid the pandemic, we have the opportunity to make change for the future. According to the Earth Day Network, “Climate change represents the biggest challenge of the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable.”
This is a time for transformation. We have the opportunity to adjust to a new normal and learn how our everyday actions impact our environment. Together we can do better. Through our story series, we will illustrate the strong link between food choices and climate change. We are fortunate that many climate solutions to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions and increase carbon sequestration of agriculture and food systems already exist in BC.
The thoughtful food choices we make today will impact our food environment and are steps towards building a resilient, climate-friendly local food system. Now is the time to learn about where your food comes from and how it is grown, raised and harvested. This Earth Day we urge you to consider the choices you make now and the impacts that those choices have on your health and the health of our planet.
We hope you join us on this year long journey as we explore how as eaters we can make the best climate friendly choices for us and our families.
Every 6 weeks we will be adding a new topic to our Climate Solutions Story Series. I hope that you will join us in learning about this complex topic.