20% in '20:
Fact 1: The world's food and agricultural systems produce more than a quarter of man-made greenhouse gas emissions.
Fact 2: What you choose to eat is a big player in your household carbon footprint...your "foodprint."
How to cut the emissions impact of what you eat? Three simple ways:
A CSA is a model of local food distribution that ties together a community and its farmers. You purchase a “share” of a farm’s harvest at the start of each season, when the farmer most needs capital for seeds, soil amendments, labor and supplies. Then you get a share of the harvest through the season.
For some farms, the share is through weekly portions of their produce. For others, it's through a discount at their farm stand. Explore the farms' CSA options and their approaches to sustainability at their web sites:
To be eligible for the discounts, you must complete the 20in20 Pledge Form. In the Pledge Form, check off the Eat Low & Local action, in the Medium Impact section, and be sure to provide your name and email. We will pass this along to all four farms; they will send you the details about their CSA and you can choose which one(s) to sign up for!