Celebrating a Year of Climate Solutions Storytelling

Posted on Friday, 23 April 2021 under Stories

Combined food-related emissions are the largest part of an individual’s carbon footprint. Food systems are important to unlocking a cleaner, greener, healthier, and less carbon-intensive future.

Over the past year, we have connected with thousands of city and farm folks through our online articles, video stories, and virtual webinars. This program area builds on our long history of effective programs and deep relationships across BC’s foodscapes. This series launched amidst the global pandemic. We continue to recognize this time can be an opportunity to collectively adapt our relationships with food and those who produce it in an effort to create and build upon resilient, climate-friendly food systems.

We have been fortunate to connect with dozens of farmers and ranchers across the province who have already adopted climate-friendly strategies. Throughout this series, we have learned from leading agricultural producers who successfully use clean energy and regenerative practices. Numerous medium and large-scale producers have already scaled up these climate solutions in an effort to conserve biodiversity, protect wildlife, sequester carbon, and reduce on-farm greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) through alternative forms of energy and management plans.

people working on a farm in the summer

Planting underway at FarmFolk CityFolk's Research and Education Seed farm.

Climate Solutions also showcases the importance of learning how your food has been grown, raised, and harvested. The pandemic has and continues to highlight the need for sustainable, locally produced food and seeds in order to create more self-sufficient community-level food production and distribution. Throughout the series, we have focused on the important work resilient businesses and organizations have undertaken to strengthen their local supply chains, minimize food waste, and reduce carbon footprints. This series has provided eaters with useful steps on how they can adjust their consumption habits in order to support climate-friendly, local food systems.

Numerous topics such as urban composting, climate-friendly meat, and sustainable gardening raise awareness about how our food choices impact the environment. We can all take steps towards building resilient, climate-friendly local food systems by learning more about our food and supporting local producers who prioritize climate change mitigation practices.

We continuously build relationships with and for provincial farmers and ranchers in an effort to support climate-friendly agriculture. Learn more about this work on our website.

Stay locked on our website, sign-up for our newsletter, and tune in to our social media channels as we continue our Climate Solutions programming in 2021.

If you would like to support our programs, like Climate Solutions, please consider making a one-time or monthly donation. Now, more than ever, is the time to ensure we have sustainable, resilient food systems where people and the planet thrive.

To learn more about how your donations will make a positive impact, visit our donation page.

people working farmers' fields