I like these guidelines from the Good Guide. Many of these suggestions will also improve the sustainability of your diet. For instance, meat and the production of it has been linked to vast amounts of fossil fuel use and methane emissions. It is recommended that one consume meat once or week or less to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Clearly, processing uses additional inputs of energy, as does industrial agriculture. Therefore, clean, organic, unprocessed foods are not only healthier but better for the planet. If you are concerned about sustainability as well, I would add; eat locally produced food where possible and research your fish choices very carefully as many fish, while healthy are under immense strain from over fishing.
1. Keep it Simple
What have you done today to lower your impact?
We are washing away the foundations of our existence on every front. It is high time we move from crashing about on the planet like a bull in china shop and find a way to go forward with intent. We must find systems of living based on sustainability. The systems and tools exist, it is up to each of us to adopt them.
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