1. Agriculture accounts for 24% of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.*
2. Many agricultural processes spray toxic chemicals onto our food and land — in 2007, 877 MILLION LBS were sprayed on our farms.*
3. Runoff from agricultural processes can pollute our water including 2.5 MILLION ACRES of lakes, reservoirs & ponds, and 100,000+ MILES of rivers and streams in the U.S.*
This Earth Day ask the question –where does my food come from? How is it made? What are the impacts of my food on the Earth?
There are lots of ways to visit the source of your food – get your hands dirty with one of these activities:
If you can't get your hands dirty this Earth Day, here's what you can do to learn about agricultural issues that impact the environment and get involved in your community:
Join us in going Facebook LIVE during Earth Hour at 11am PST and show the world how you're choosing to take action! Share this message with each of your posts:
Upload any photos or videos at the link below to ENTER TO WIN – the most cool, creative Earth Hour project will win Ready to Grow products for EVERYONE in their class!
Being conscious about our food and its environmental isn't a one-day activity. What and where you choose to eat sends a big message to our food providers and lawmakers. Sign our pledge and commit to asking "where does my food come from" each day, and encourage your local government to provide food to your school and community that is sustainably and transparently sourced.