Buying and sharing local food
Did you know that the ingredients for a typical family meal travel between 1,500 and 4,000 kilometers?
That means that this same meal uses up to 17 times more petroleum products, and produces 17 times more carbon emissions, than a locally grown meal.
You can help reduce your carbon footprint — and help us reach our Greenest City 2020 targets — by buying more locally grown foods.
Not only will you be helping the planet, you will also be getting fruits and vegetables that are fresher, riper, and more flavourful.