St.Margaret's News June 2021 - Page 12

Carbon Action Pro

Tips for eating less ( especially red ) meat ✓ Replace red meat with salmon ( great with pasta ! says Shirley ), eggs or chicken ✓ Replace meat with healthy plant-based alternatives such as nuts , seeds , whole grains , beans and legumes . ✓ Have smaller portions of meat or go vegetarian for a certain number of meals per week Tips for food shopping ✓ Shop with local producers ; in supermarkets check the labels for “ Product of xxxx ” ✓ Support local family farms and buy fruits and vegetables in season ✓ Avoid purchasing factory farmed animal produce ✓ Buy foods that are justly produced e . g . Fair Trade products or slavery -free chocolate and seafood . https :// beslaveryfree . com / ✓ Purchase more raw ingredients and less highly processed foods ✓ Purchase less pre-packaged food ( A 1-litre plastic ( PET ) bottle has an embodied energy of roughly 5.4 MJ . This is the same as leaving a 15 W lightbulb on for 100 hours )
Tips for reducing food waste ( Refuse – Reduce – Reuse – Rot ) ✓ Support local farmers , rather than supermarkets , who are more likely to offer ‘ imperfect ’ produce ✓ Refuse to buy into marketing tactics , such as 2 for 1 , if you are not sure you ’ ll use the quantity of product ✓ Use menu planning to buy only what you need ✓ If certain foodstuffs often go off or out of date before they can be used , buy smaller quantities ✓ Use reusables such as ‘ unpaper ’ kitchen towel ✓ Use leftovers for another meal
St Margaret ’ s News 12 June 2021