10 Fun & Easy Earth Day Projects to #UndoFood - Back to the Roots - Official Site®

1 Learn: Why #UndoFood this Earth Day?

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?


2 Act: #UndoFood now!

There are lots of ways to visit the source of your food – get your hands dirty with one of these activities:

  1. PLANT SOMETHING! Plant a community garden, a tree, or even a single herb.
  2. TOUR A FARM OR FARMER'S MARKET. Ask the farmers about their farming practices.
  3. COMPOST IT! Build a classroom or community compost bin.
  4. HARVEST! Visit an orchard and practice harvesting your own fruit.
  5. COOK! Buy farm fresh ingredients and make your favorite dish from scratch!

    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:

  1. WATCH. Explore the evolution of grains and other foods with Michael Pollan’s “Cooked.”"
  2. EXPLORE. Learn how soil can help reverse climate change at KisstheGround.com.
  3. READ. Learn to embrace the imperfect with Grace Lin’s “The Ugly Vegetable.”
  4. SPEAK. Reach out to a local food company and ask them how they source their ingredeints.
  5. WRITE. Write letters to your principal and superintendent asking them to bring sustainably sourced food to your school.


3 Record & Share: Show Us What You're Doing to #UndoFood

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:

"This Earth Day I chose to #UNDOFOOD with @Backtotheroots!"

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4 Enter to Win: Submit Your Project to #UndoFood

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!

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5 Pledge: Commit to #UndoFood all year long!

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.

Sign the pledge



* https://www.epa.gov/climatechange/climate-change-basic-information
* https://www.epa.gov/ghgemissions/global-greenhouse-gas-emissions-data
* https://www.epa.gov/ghgemissions/overview-greenhouse-gases