To reduce the environmental impacts of your daily eating habits, put more seasonal vegetables on your plate and go easy on meat and fish. Vegetables grown outdoors burden the environment much less than those produced in greenhouses. Itís also worth considering your diet as a whole from an environmental perspective.Your choices can make a difference, since the food you eat may account for about a fi fth of the climate impacts of your daily consumption patterns, and as much as half of your total impacts in terms of nutrient pollution.
The best ways to reduce the environmental impacts of your home are to cut your electricity consumption, especially making sure that you are not wasting any energy through heat losses. Your home accounts for about 30 percent of your carbon footprint, but you can easily reduce such greenhouse gas emissions by a tenth through simple changes in your routine actions.
MTT Agrifood Research Finland is running a project called ConsEnv which focuses on the environmental impacts of consumer choices. The project aims to find favourable ways for us to make signifi cant changes in our daily dietary routines and how we run our homes. The projectís findings could help politicians, nutritionists and consumers throughout Finland find ways to reduce harmful environmental impacts.