What can you do to be more eco-friendly?
As the world's population grows, there is increasing pressure on the environment to produce enough food and energy from an increasingly damaged planet.
A wide range of our behaviours are degrading the environment and as a result will make food less available in the future . As an estimated 20% - 30% of Australia’s greenhouse gases relate to food production, transport, storage and waste disposal, we need to consider the impact of our food choices on both the sustainability of the environment and the health of the population. This begs the question; "What can we be doing better?". Read about the small changes that you can make to your food-related behaviours that can greatly reduce your carbon footprint and improve your personal health. Follow the links to the other areas of our website that will help you to bring these behaviours into your school and workplace.
Or better still, take the four week Eco-friendly Food Challenge.
You can also read the about the experiences three community nutritionists had when they embarked on the Eco-friendly Food Challenge in the Gardening Australia article "Trash the trash" (Nov 2011).
The resources on this website have been developed by qualified nutritionists in a partnership between Queensland Health, Queensland University of Technology and the Queensland Association of School Tuckshops so you can be confident that our recommendations seek to provide sound advice on choosing both healthy and environmentally friendly food choices.