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There are lots of everyday ways that you can help to reduce the impact of climate change, including shopping locally.

The greenhouse gases from transport contributes to the carbon footprint of the food you eat.

Making the decision to buy products that are made locally helps reduce those greenhouse gases, reduce the effects of climate change. Of course, it also helps grow the local economy too.

However, the most effective way to reduce the carbon footprint of your diet is to reduce animal products.

Why not try making some low-carbon food switches?

The Climate and Ecological Emergency Action Plan aims to promote low carbon food, for example vegan and vegetarian diets using seasonal, local sources to support local food networks.

Meat Free Mondays

By reducing your consumption of animal products – any day or days of the week – you can help slow climate change, protect the environment and live a healthier life.

Did you know, the production of one beef burger uses as much water as 60 showers, with industrial beef farming contributing massively to both deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions. The 13 biggest dairy companies in the world have the same greenhouse gas emissions as the whole of the UK, meaning changing the way we consume food is integral to combating the climate crisis.

Our Deputy Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, Cllr Hannah Perkin, has shared some of her favourite vegan recipes that you could try at home

The NHS website has more information if you’re thinking of changing your diet, including how to get the nutrients your body needs from a vegan one.