Week Two: Food and Transportation
Climate change and your food: Ten facts
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
13 Ways to Feed the Planet Amid the Climate Crisis – How to create a just, sustainable food system while adapting to increasingly extreme and unpredictable weather.
Source: Civil Eats
If Everyone Ate Beans Instead of Beef.
With one dietary change, the US could almost meet greenhouse gas emission goals.
Source: The Atlantic, 2017, Aug 2.
This Free Feast for 5,000 Was Made From Food Waste
From torte to ratatouille, Tuesday's lunch in New York City was made entirely from food that would have been thrown out.
Source: National Geographic, 2016, May 10.
Car, Truck and Airplane Pollution Set to Drive Climate Change
Greenhouse gases from transportation may become one of the greatest drivers of human-induced climate change, according to a draft of the forthcoming U.N. fifth assessment report on mitigation of climate change
Source: Scientific American, 2014, April 10.
- How do we respond to climate change from a Mennonite perspective of simplicity and peacemaking?
- What factors do you consider when purchasing food?
- How will a changing climate impact food production and food security?
- What are steps we can take as individuals, as a congregation and a country to reduce food waste and increase food security for vulnerable populations?
- What factors do you consider when choosing transportation options?
- What are steps we can take as individuals, as a congregation and a country to reduce our transportation carbon footprint?
Can Dirt Save the Earth? Agriculture could pull carbon out of the air and into the soil – but it would mean a whole new way of thinking about how to tend the land.
Source: NY Times, 2018, Apr 18.
Ugly produce directly from farms
PACSAC- Portland Area Community Supported Agriculture
Reducing Your Transportation Carbon Footprint
Source: Center for Climate and Energy Solutions