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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 outside.

Landfill methane is a gas that is produced in a landfill because the things in the landfill undergo anaerobic decomposition. A compost pile, on the other side, undergoes aerobic decomposition. Because it is exposed to oxygen, either by turning it or through the use of worms and other living organisms, it produces CO2 (carbon dioxide) instead of methane. If you going to create or do compost you can drive incredible impact, but before you do so, please inform yourself on how to do it properly.

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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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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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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 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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Buy in bulk with your own jar.

You get so much more bang for your buck because you can actually see the portions you are buying. So many packed foods are filled with air and contain chemicals and preservatives that are not healthy and these packages cost more.

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Using a pressure cooker.

This can dramatically safe emission but also time and money. Pressure Cooker work great for many meals and reduce the time of cooking 50-80%.

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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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Bring your own food.

Instead of buying packaged food everyday at work - consider to bring your own fresh food with recycled containers. Often times the quality will also be better and healthier. Avoid the additional plastic.

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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".