Climate Conscious Wilmslow is continuing its plans to get Wilmslow thinking more consciously about the planet.
Lisa and Tilly Johnson, the group’s founders, have arranged for Wilmslow’s very own Prof Sarah Bridle to give a talk about the food we eat and its impact on climate change.
Prof Bridle has been studying dark matter and dark energy for the last 20 years, but when her kids started school she started to think about our own planet – in the next 20 years and beyond.
She learned about climate change properly for the first time, how it threatens worldwide food production, and how food causes about a quarter of all global warming.
Sarah wanted to know how much each of her food choices was contributing, and why.
She delved into academic research literature, and summarised the results in simple charts.
These charts make it easy for non-specialists to see the impacts of different meal options, and show that some easy food switches can reduce food greenhouse gas emissions by 90%.
Most of us make multiple food choices every day, and by changing these we can significantly reduce climate change caused by food and free up land that can be used to help reduce climate change overall.
Change Your Diet: The Easiest Way To Help Reduce Your Climate Impact
The talk takes place at the Undercroft at Wilmslow URC on Thursday 6th February (8.15pm). It’s free to attend.
Climate Conscious Wilmslow
You can find out more about what Climate Conscious Wilmslow are up to on their Facebook group. They are planning more family focused activities in the coming weeks and would love more people to be involved.