Ames workshop shows how food choices can affect climate

by | Oct 29, 2015 | Uncategorized

Learn how our food choices contribute to climate change and find healthy, economical and delicious ways to reduce your impact on the environment in a workshop Sunday, Nov. 15 in Ames.

Iowa Interfaith Power & Light offers the “Food-Faith-Climate” workshop from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Collegiate United Methodist Church and Wesley Foundation, 2622 Lincoln Way in Ames.

Sarah Webb, Iowa IPL Program and Outreach Coordinator, who will lead the workshop, says food choices we make can make a big difference not only for our personal health but for the health of the planet.

“When we sit down to dinner, we may not think about global warming, but as much as one-third of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions are connected to our food system,” Webb said. “Each of us, at every meal, can make a real difference that ensures a more climate-friendly food system. Fortunately, the ethical choices are also pleasurable choices.”

Workshop participants will reflect on what religious faith traditions have to say about sustainable food systems, examine household food practices and create a plan to make more climate-friendly food choices.

Registration is $20 per person and includes pocket guides for sustainable eating, tips and resources for climate-friendly food choices and a climate-friendly snack. For more information and to register, click here.

The workshop is co-sponsored by St. John’s by the Campus and Bethesda Lutheran Church in Ames.

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