Let’s Decarbonize Our Diets: Low-Carbon Eating Made Easy

This month our Small Steps for Big Moves Climate Action focuses on Decarbonizing Our Diet. Read on for quick facts, options for personal action, and resources for low-carbon eating in Whistler.

Why do we need to act?

The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that the meat industry generates nearly one fifth of man-made GHG emissions– more than the entire transportation sector. That’s why taking a close look at our food choices is a great way for us as individuals to decrease our personal carbon footprint, helping BIG MOVE #6: Close the loop and shift toward lower carbon consumption.

That sounds good. How can I take action?

We’re glad you asked. Below we have a few action options, as well as resources for recipes and restaurants in Whistler that support plant-based living.

  • Join the Meatless Mondays movement
  • Embrace weekday vegetarianism
  • Make meals plant-based to get tasting and talking with family or friends
  • Explore plant-based menu items at your favourite local restaurants 
  • Test out animal alternatives: mylks, cheeses, meats and more


Ready for More? Check out these Plant-Based Restaurants and Recipes

Eating plant-based is clearly a great way to cut your carbon footprint. Whistler-based Olympian Julia (also a a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and certified plant-based chef) knows this well, with a whole blog dedicated to sourcing the best recipes and restaurants for people to try out. Give it a try: check out some of her great recipes and recommended restaurants!

Getting interested? Here’s another great resource for vegan meals out in Whistler.

About the Campaign:

Whistler’s BIG MOVES Climate Action Strategy identifies 6 action areas our community needs to focus on to cut our GHG emissions. The RMOW and AWARE have partnered to develop ‘Small Steps for BIG MOVES’ with 12 months of actions that each of us can take to support Whistler’s BIG MOVES.

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