Changing your eating habits is one very effective way that individuals can lower their carbon footprint. According to Mike Berners-Lee, author of ‘How Bad are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything’, the food we buy makes up around 20% of our carbon footprint. In the UK that’s 170 million tonnes of CO2e which is almost as much as we emit on household fuel and electricity put together!
Here's a recent blogpost by our volunteer Karen Shields (left above with Project Manager and Horticultural Therapist Liz McElroy) for the Complementary and Natural Healthcare News all about her role in our Growing Health project:
"I qualified as a nutritional therapist in 2012 and joined CNHC that year and began practising at my own clinic. In June 2016 I started volunteering (in my capacity as a nutritional therapist) at the Triangle Community Garden in Hitchin.