Make your commitment to Cool Food

It’s time to cool down

Food is important to all of us. It sustains us, fuels us, inspires and tempts us. But did you know that in the UK, food makes up around a fifth of our carbon footprint? Globally the process of cultivating, growing, harvesting and transporting food accounts for almost a third of the world’s carbon emissions.

The good news is that there are bite-sized actions we can take to reduce our carbon emissions to slow down climate change and help the earth keep cool.


What you can do

Make one or more Cool Food commitment and record your progress on our Cool Food Counter. You can use the challenge to:

  • Introduce vegetarian meals
  • Chop your meat portions in half
  • Make your own meals
  • Introduce dairy-free days
  • Stop wasting bread
  • Reduce your food waste
  • Buy local, seasonal and organic
  • Swap soft drinks for water
  • Have tea-free days
  • Have coffee-free days

We’ll do the hard work and show you just how much carbon and money your new habits are saving. You’ll be surprised at just how quickly it mounts up!


Take the plunge

It’s simple. Find an event near you, meet our friendly Cool Food Team and make your commitments. Then all you need to do is keep up with your commitments and record your progress on the Cool Food Portal. You’ll be able to see your carbon and money-saving totals all in one place.


COOL FOOD is a Franco-British project created under the INTERREG FRANCE (CHANNEL) ENGLAND Programme.
It supports the transition to a low-carbon economy in the food sector.