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Here is what we can do 🌿

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Support carbon reduction.

You can contribute by supporting projects which reduce carbon emissions with reforestation or renewable energy.

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Compost indoors, with Bokashi.

You don't need a garden or yard to compost. Bokashi composting is a process of fermentation that converts all food waste into compost in 4 to 6 weeks. Perfect for meat, fruits and veggies. It will be a great for soil and plants outside afterwards and you really made a personal impact.

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Store and protect food properly.

A super simple but great hack is to store and package your food properly when stored outside or in the fridge with reusable containers to extend the lifetime. Also make sure you safe leftovers.

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Grow herbs indoor yourself.

Upgrade your meals by some great self-grown herbs. These are the 10 that grow indoor all year long: Basil, Bay, Chervil, Chives, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Tarragon and Thyme.

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Don't shop when hungry.

Being hungry when grocery shopping will make you have cravings and buy stuff that you don’t need - which will create waste. Plan your meals, make a shopping list and stick to it.

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Find your local farmer.

If you have a farmer in your area get in touch with him and see if and what you can purchase directly from him. You will not just support your local economy, reduce footprint but also get a better sense of where your food is coming from: and most importably access high quality local vegetables, fruits, milk or meat.

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Reflect on delivery.

Often times it's more sustainable to go into the store or restaurant or pick up the item or food yourself. You will avoid unnecessary packaging and potentially transportation emission from delivery. This depends obviously on distance and type of transportation you would use, since otherwise delivery can be actually more efficient, especially when the providers is running on electric mobility and multiple deliveries are carried.

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Choose vegetarian.

One effective way is to eat less animal related food like meat, milk, cheese or eggs - especially red meat (cows/labs). Meat lovers have a yearly footprint nearly double compared to vegetarians. 🍆

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Choose organic.

Organic farming for crops and vegetables has a lower environmental impact compared to conventional methods. Since fertile soils that are full of nutrients, organic food is usually also better for your health.

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Pick seasonal.

Eating food which is in season causes less emissions as the food has has not to be produced in heated greenhouses or has to be transported from far way - as distance matters a lot. Especiall avoiding hothouses and air freight can reduce dient impact by 10%.

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Avoid parchment paper.

First of all, a lot of parchment paper is bleached and also contains dioxin. Wax paper also consists of paraffin and is derived from petroleum, which is terrible to ingest. Go for silicone mats as they can be reused thousand times, don't stick and cut down oil/fats consumption.

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Put a lid on.

Most of the heat is wasted. by putting a lid lost energy can be saved. It takes twice as long to reach the boiling point of water in a pan with the lid off.

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Save food by local sharing.

If you notice that you will not be able to eat food before it turns bad or have cooked too much, share it! Share it with your neighbourhood or alternatively try the "Too Good to Go" App.

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Transportable food container.

When you take away food from a restaurant, take away leftovers or take your own food to work consider to use a durable and reusable food container. By that you can decrease your waste a lot! Also great if you want to buy at a "package-free grocery store".