Waste not, want not: Tiki's compost heapWhat you eat affects climate change. Find out why and what you can do about it
Learn to cook! Home cooking is not only fun, it means you don't have to drive to a takeaway or fast food restaurant. Result? Less pollution. If you make a garden, you can grow much of your own food. Did you know that if you Learn to cook. It's fun and tasty. eat fewer meat and dairy products, you can reduce greenhouse gas output? Here's why. And composting your waste food means it doesn't have to be trucked away to a landfill waste dump where it will cause more pollution including methane, a powerful greenhouse gas.
How can eating habits slow warming?
Animals like cows produce a lot of methane (they belch and fart a lot of this gas!). Meat production also means more forests burned for ranching and growing more cattle feed. And many of these foods get flown in from other countries which means lots of 'food miles' and CO2 pollution. What's more, a typical American diet makes 1.5 tonnes more greenhouse gases each year (per person) than that same person eating a pure vegetarian diet (vegan). That's more than you'd save by swapping a standard car for an economical hybrid car.
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Landfill waste dump.
Waste food = more greenhouse gas!
Trucking waste of any sort to dumps means pollution. But food and garden waste in landfills doesn't decay in the normal way. Instead, it becomes a stinking sludgy mess which produces methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. Every kilo of grass clippings, potato peelings and other such stuff makes 2 kilos of methane.


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Source: Worldwatch Institute