Thu, 24 Nov|
Zero Carbon Dorset looks at FOOD
FOOD. We're doing it all wrong! Our dietary habits are damaging to both our health and the planets, but it doesn't have to be this way. Join us to discuss why and how. One of a series of online events (last Thursday of the month) hosted by Zero Carbon Dorset.
Time & Location
24 Nov 2022, 19:30 – 25 Nov 2022, 21:00
About the Event
From Zero Carbon Dorset
Join us next Thursday to find out more and join the debate.
Last month we looked at how in our Dorset 2030 report we set out that the way we use our land is contributing to the climate and ecological crises we face. There is a close link between this and our current diets which are not only damaging the planet but are unsustainable, won't feed 8bn people and are often making us ill.
But there is an alternative.
Our "Eat Well" chapter aims to start a discussion (see below) and we'd like you to join us on Thursday 24th November to continue the debate. The event will be held on-line and links sent to registered attendees 24 hours before the start.
----------- Imagine if, by 2030...
Across Dorset no one lives without access to sufficient, affordable, good-quality food. Our diets are more balanced and food waste is virtually non-existent.
Through awareness raising and education there is no longer a disconnect between town and country; our food chains are transparent, and much more of our food is produced locally. Within urban areas, common land is extensively used for community gardens, carbon management or biodiversity improvement. Market gardens are flourishing.
Abandoned land has been brought into one or more of the above programmes. The farming community has been supported to make the necessary changes to practices and land use. The decline in species and ecosystems has been halted.
More people grow their own food, many through community garden schemes, supported by the provision of common land for vegetable plots. Every neighbourhood has a co-operative scheme where growers share ideas, experiences, seeds and produce. Farmers markets are commonplace and open to community garden producers.
Consumption of beef and lamb has been reduced by 92%, pig and chicken products by 58% and dairy consumption by 59%. Locally, with appropriate support, farmers have been able to transition, growing more vegetables or to repurpose land for nature-based solutions.
Join us on-line on Thursday 24th at 19.30 to discuss many of these issues and hear about both research and action taking place across the county (see link below).
The discussion will be open to all attendees but if you would like to make a specific contribution (up to 5 mins) please email firstname.lastname@example.org with brief details.
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