How and where we get our food has an enormous impact on the environment. Food requires inputs: water, energy, fertilizers, pesticides, and the availability of all these inputs will change in unexpected ways under climate change. In the US, food travels thousands of miles from where it was grown, is available year-round, and is often wasted. At the same time, people in other parts of the world suffer from malnutrition.

We want to see how you are addressing these issues with your own eating habits and within your own community. Are you learning more vegetarian and vegan recipes so you can cut down on your meat intake (and by extension your GHG emissions)? Are you advocating for your campus cafeteria to use more local food in its menu? Are you volunteering at or starting your own community garden? Share what you’re doing and what you’re reading using #ESWeats on social media!

Food Rules and The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan
Tomorrow’s Table by  Pamela C. Ronald, Raoul W. Adamchak
The Vertical Farm by Dickson D. Despommier
Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
Independence Days by Sharon Astyk