Peterborough Regional College (PE1 4DZ) is running a wellbeing event for its students, encouraging them to be healthy, safe and green! PECT will be in attendance to speak to students about the Cool Food Challenge.
Cool Food aims to take a bite out of climate change by encouraging people to make small changes to their diet and food shopping habits. One way in which you can do this is to pledge online to opt for more meat and fish-free meals. In terms of the food we eat, consuming meat and fish has the biggest impact on our environment. If you swap out one meal a day to make it vegetarian this could save more than 2kg of carbon per day – the equivalent environmental impact of a TV being used continuously for 12 hours.
Globally the process of cultivating, growing, harvesting and transporting food causes almost a third of the world’s carbon emissions. By making small changes to our own diets, when combined with other people’s food commitments, we can achieve big reductions and help to slow down the rate of climate change.
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