Sustainable Food Options
Vote with your food dollars!
Choose one Challenge.
Here are some examples to inspire you:
- Cut back food waste by planning a weekly menu, and only buying the ingredients you need.
- If you eat meat, limit meat eating to twice per week.
- Purchase from your meat and produce from the farmers market.
- Source food for office meetings and events from local producers.
- Advocate for local and/or organic food options on your campus.
- Visit a nearby farm and pick your own fruits and veggies, or join a CSA.
- If you’re up for a serious challenge, try out the 100 Mile Diet and eat only food that has been raised and cultivated within a hundred mile radius of where you live.
- Try cooking a new recipe every day that features organic and/or local ingredients
- Choose sustainable seafood options.
- Try something new with food, such as canning or pickling local foods or baking bread
- Participate in planting and growing food-- at home or at a community garden.
- Plant an herb windowsill or potted plant garden in your office, dorm or apartment.
- When eating out, ask where the restaurant sources their ingredients and encourage local and organic options.
- Get involved in food legislation and share your opinion with your elected officials.
- Research and become involved in a local group/campaign such as a community food council or effort to provide sustainable food in school cafeterias.
- Organize one of NWEI’s discussion courses, such as Menu For The Future or Hungry for Change: Food, Ethics and Sustainability and invite friends,coworkers or classmates to join you!
- Watch a documentary film about food with friends and get them involved in the EcoChallenge too (some suggestions include: Food Inc., The Future of Food, Supersize Me, and King Corn)