Yesterday was World Food Day and the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization. To celebrate, Slow Food International had a brilliant idea - to bring awareness to our increasingly endangered global climate and food system by challenging us all to help address the problem on a level where we can have real impact... our own habits!
For the next three weeks -Oct 16th to Nov 2nd-, over 2000 people across the world are participating in the Eat Local Challenge, meaning they’re committing to:
Eat two meals a week sourced with local, traditional ingredients
"Menu For Change, the Slow Food campaign puts the relationship between food and climate change under the spotlight: our food system makes a massive contribution to our total greenhouse gas emissions, and yet, at the same time, agriculture is also among the first victims." They're partnering with Slow Food communities around the world to find solutions to these problems, starting with where food is grown and consumed -- this is where we come in!
The challenge is a call to action to do your part to decrease the effects of food consumption on global climate change, and the easiest way to do that is to EAT LOCAL! Are you with us?? Find out more by visiting Slow Food International's website and signing up for the challenge today!... Choose your pledge, get active and post online, show us the local, seasonal foods from your area, share your local recipes and get others involved! Facebook event page.
And, as long as we're on the subject of we as individuals can do... browse our Slow Money Hawaii website site too! Maybe becoming a Slow Money Hawaii lender is another thing that you can do to support local food?
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