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Canadian Environment Week 2022

Updated: Apr 27



Happy Canadian Environment Week friends! This is a great time to highlight what we can all do throughout the year to help combat climate change and conserve and protect our one-of-a-kind planet. Don’t forget, there’s no Planet B! Climate change may feel overwhelming, but there’s something you can do to help every time you eat: Increase the amount of plants on your plate! The Canada’s Food Guide recommends: 🌱 50% of your plate = fruit & vegetables 🌱 25% of your plate = whole grains 🌱 25% of your plate = protein Why not try plant-based proteins such as beans, nuts, tofu, quinoa, chickpeas or lentils? Eating more plants will provide your body with more nutrients and also reduces the water-intensity, land-use, and overall pollution and climate change gas emissions that animal agriculture causes. Considering the frequency and volume at which we eat, a switch towards plant-based eating is one of the fastest and most effective actions Canadians can take for the health of the planet. The special report on climate change and land by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) describes plant-based diets as a major opportunity for mitigating and adapting to climate change ― and includes a policy recommendation to reduce meat consumption.1 You have the power to work toward saving our planet . Each sustainable choice you make is one step closer to that goal. Start at your next meal by trying one of our yummy recipes on Our Recipes blog.

References 1. Schiermeier, Quirin 2019, Nature, accessed 9 June 2022 <https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02409-7>

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