The type of food we eat can have a major impact on our carbon footprint.

According to recent studies, reducing the consumption of meat and dairy products is one of the biggest ways to reduce your carbon footprint.

Buying locally and seasonally

Buying locally and seasonally would significantly reduce emissions, as out-of-season food is not needed to be transported all around the world.

Reducing your meat consumption can significantly reduce your carbon footprint. Schemes such as ‘Meat Free Monday’ can teach you about the positive impacts you can have on the planet by skipping meat once a week.

Locally produced vegetables

What is your Foodprint?

What you eat, where it comes from and how it was produced contributes to your FoodPrint; like a carbon footprint, but for food. What is your FoodPrint? Take this 3-minute quiz by FoodPrint to find out!

Grow your own!

Growing your own fruit and veg in your own home, allotment or community garden is one of the easiest ways to reduce emissions caused by transporting produce across the country and overseas.

Read ‘how to grow vegetables – beginner veg to grow’ from the Gardeners World website for a beginners guide to growing fresh fruit and veg in your home.

Community Orchards:

Have you visited the Grosvenor and Hilbert Park Community Orchard?

The Community Orchard project is part of the lottery funded regeneration project for Grosvenor and Hilbert Park and is managed by the Friends of Grosvenor & Hilbert Park in partnership with the Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. The Community Orchard is located in the field behind the top football pitch.

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