The choices we make about breakfast, lunch and dinner are one of the biggest contributors to our personal carbon footprint. Growing our own food, buying locally and seasonally, reducing our consumption of meat and adopting a more plant-based diet all contribute to less greenhouse gas emissions.

Small changes like Meatless Mondays or more sustainable takeout packaging have a positive impact on our greenhouse gas emissions and planning ahead with root cellars and preserves means we can eat well year-round. By making more environmentally-friendly food choices, you can make a big impact.

We’re lucky in Stratford to have help with the choices we make. From The Local Community Food Centre to the Libraries in Perth County, there are options to explore. Other partners have hints for using up all the food we buy, and ideas for plastic-free storage. It’s a learning curve – but a tasty one!


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Local CFC Gardening Program

Through hands-on experience and the support of a community, people are empowered to take control of their health and nutrition and make lasting, sustainable changes in their diets. 77% of people surveyed say they’ve made healthy changes to their diets since they started coming to programs.

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Rotary International Plant-Rich Diet

The Plant-Rich Diet Task Force is an international group of Rotarians dedicated to inspiring fellow Rotarians and the public to adopt plant-rich diets as a powerful and urgent personal action to reduce our carbon footprint, promote global environmental sustainability, improve human health and forge a path to equity for all earthly beings.

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Climate Momentum is a community-based climate action group in Stratford and Perth County.

Our vision is for a community engaged in creative, bold responses to the global climate crisis and committed to a carbon-neutral Perth County by 2040.

We focus on supporting individuals and advocating for community-wide change in key areas of meaningful climate action: green transportation, net zero buildings, waste reduction, and biodiversity protection.