Reduce Waste: The way we produce, use, and waste food in the United States creates nearly one-third of our carbon emissions! Yet nearly half of all our food is thrown away before being consumed. In order to celebrate the holidays in a way that honors Creation and minimizes your carbon footprint, learn how to waste less food; you can start with the website epa.gov/sustainable-management-food.
Choose Organic and Humanely Raised: For meat dishes, choose products labeled organic and humanely raised. A Google search found 2 sources fairly nearby: Piggly Wiggly in DePere and Woodman’s in Green Bay. For more information regarding eating healthily for your family and the Earth, see the Meat Eater’s Guide to Climate Change at ewg.org/meateatersguide/eat-smart.
Reduce Packaging: Overly processed and packaged foods consume a lot of energy. Look for product packaging that can be re-used, recycled, or that is labeled "recycled content" or "post-consumer content". Bring your own re-useable produce and shopping bags to the store. When done eating and cooking, recycle packaging as best you can.