Climate Action

Foodprints for the Future

Fight climate change with diet change.

What is a foodprint?

What is a foodprint? A foodprint measures the environmental impacts associated with the growing, producing, transporting, and storing of our food— from the natural resources consumed to the pollution produced to the greenhouse gases emitted.

While we should all be working to reduce our foodprints, there are many factors, including access, affordability, health and culture that help shape our decisions about what we eat. There is not one prescribed diet for everyone. Through this campaign, we want to highlight the different ways individuals and institutions can make an impact on their foodprints.

Do you know the impact of your food choices?

New report out now

New research from Earth Day Network and the Yale Program for Climate Change Communication examines consumer perceptions of plant-based diets

Download “Climate Change and the American Diet”

Foodprints for the Future Webinars

Our food system accounts for more than a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions, making animal agriculture one of the largest contributors to climate change.

Food production and consumption are rapidly deteriorating the planet. And what we’re eating is pushing the planet to the breaking point on climate change and deforestation.

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Curious about going plant-based?

Check out Our EcoFood Guide

Meet the Foodprints for the Future Ambassadors

Through education, mobilization and policy, Foodprints for the Future connects our food system to the environment and climate change. Foodprints focuses on promoting plant-based diets and limiting food waste while providing concrete solutions to addressing the climate impacts of what we eat. 

Fortunately, one solution to climate change is reducing the size of our foodprint. A foodprint measures the environmental impacts associated with the growing, producing, transporting and storing of our food — from the natural resources consumed to the pollution produced to the greenhouse gases emitted. Through Foodprints for the Future we highlight the different ways individuals and institutions can make an impact on their foodprints.

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES CALL TO ACTION

Take the 20/20 Foodprints for the Future Pledge

20% can make a huge difference for our planet

Take the Pledge

Fight climate change through diet change

The power is on your plate.

MobilizeU Foodprints for the Future Toolkit

Foodprints for the Future educates and raises awareness about climate change and unsustainable agriculture, mobilizes communities to eat locally and reduce their meat consumption and drives the message of the impact animal agriculture has on our health and the planet. 

Through Foodprints for the Future, Earth Day Network, in collaboration with individuals, communities and partners across all sectors, will work to build the future we crave. Let’s fight climate change with diet change.

Our Partners

Interested in your organization joining our coalition? Click here for more information and to sign-up!

Advocate for your school or company to serve plant-based meals

Advocate for your school or company to serve plant-based meals

Want to have a major positive impact on our planet? You can fight climate change…

Take Action

Watch our Deep Dive panel discussion from the Smithsonian’s Earth Optimism summit, titled Enrich Your Lifestyle with a Climate Conscious Diet.

Foodprints for the Future Journalism Contests

The Scoop & The Scoop High School

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