I believe eating from a home or community garden would greatly reduce CO2 levels by reducing transportation.
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Hello, my name is Eric and I am a high school student. We recently tested our carbon footprints and found out how much food consumption contributed to carbon footprint. My carbon footprint isn’t incredibly high, but I could lower it by purchasing locally grown food. However, it is difficult to convince my mom to do because of the high costs associated with locally produced food. My school does have a small vegetable garden that produces and sells food occassionally.
In my search of an activity to do for this ecology project, I desperately googled “green project ideas” and came upon quite a few helpful websites (found below). I came upon one interesting idea that seems small, but after some research, I found it is very helpful: composting. Since I am an avid chef in my household, I have decided to take some of the biodegradeable waste from my cooking such as orange peels along with much more “brown material” from around the yard and turn in into compost, from a recipe I found on a website found below. I will store this homemade compost, keep some for my mother’s garden, and decorate some containers to give as creative Christmas gifts to my family’s gardening-savy friends. On the scientific side of this activity, I will measure the amount of compost material generated by my family and record it.
I’m Nicole, from Houston, TX, and I don’t currently have a home garden, but would love to, because I think that there are so many benefits to it. Growing your own fruits and vegetables would mean that you could have more of these foods at your house more often. Although it wouldn’t mean that you would become a vegetarian, it might reduce the amounts of meat you regularly eat, simply because there are now other foods to fill your diet. Locally grown food also means a reduction in all the energy used to transport food across the county or across the world. You might not think that one family not buying as many groceries would make much difference, but it’s important to start somewhere, even if that somewhere is small.
Hello. My name is Joy and I am from the United States of America. I believe that it is better to grow your own personal fruits and vegetables at home than going to the store to buy them for a high price. I also believe that buying fruits and vegetables from the store is not completely bad. Buying fruits and vegetables can save you time, energy, and the chances that you may fail in growing the fruits and vegetables. Overall, I believe that people should grow their own fruits and vegetables.
Hi,I’m from Taiwan.Most of the residents in Taiwan lives in the apartment,so not many home grown stuffs can be grown in our apartments.But , I can say home grown plants are definatetly better than buying stuffs from supermarket where those vegetables are grown with tons of fertilizers which can pollute water resources.Home grown vegetables also have the benefit of saving money for you and it also make you eat healthy.You can also manage the amount of water used to plant the vegetables,you can use recycled toilet water to flower your vegetables.So I guess home grown vegetables may make the society better!!!
Hi. I’m from Texas. One benefit of living in Texas is the weather and the soil. We Texans are fortunate to be able to grow many plants and fruit trees when other parts of the country cannot. I strongly believe that eating locally-produced food helps the climate problem. No matter how small, a plant is a plant which goes through photosynthesis which absorb carbon dioxide and releases oxygen into the atmosphere.Eating locally-grown food helps the local farmers and the overall economy. It is also fresher and easier to access. Not to mention, it is also cheaper most of the time. Because of the freshness, it is also healthier. My mom just planted a chili plant in our backyard. Also, my grandma grows all types of herbs and fruits in her garden. Now, our whole family does not have to buy herbs at the supermarket anymore!