Climate friendly fruits and vegetables | HSCN Contest – Team 03
Topics: Climate Change Effects, Eating & Shopping, Energy, International Contest, Mobility & Transport, Waste / Recycling
School: Gymnasium Bäumlihof
Country: Europe, Switzerland
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This team from Gymnasium Bäumlihof made a research how the production and consumption of vegetables and fruits are related with the climate.
They made a poster with a quiz for their school (for example: how much CO2 emissions can be avoided, if you chose tomatoes which were growing outside instead of in a heated greenhouse?; how much food waste is produced per year?) and collected tipps how you can protect the climate with your choice of vegetables and fruits as consumer.
- Buy local and seasonal fruits and vegatbles from organic production – the transport causes a lot of emissions
- Adapt receipts and be creative – dried fruits, marmelade or other fruits can be an interesting alternative if it’s not the season for the usual fruit
- Just buy as much as you need to avoid food waste