I’ve recently read that our food system is responsible for one-third of global greenhouse emissions. When you think about bananas being shipped to a U.S. port, then transported by container truck to a distribution point, then trucked across your state to your local grocer, this begins to make sense.
Here’s a great little calculator to help you compare the relative carbon impacts of your food choices. The nifty thing is – if you reduce emissions by your eating habits, you will also be eating healthier and maybe learning to grow your own garden and shop at your local farmer’s market (supporting your regional food supply).
You handmade products manufacturers might want to look into being a vendor at your local farmer’s market. You’ll make good contacts for fresh herbs and flowers to use in your products. It’s a great way to expand your networking . . . all the time helping the environment. Excellllent! (Stroking imaginary beard.)