Our food footprint
Sizing the environmental footprint of what we eat
Inspired by a great Dutch Initiative => FoodFootprint
(non-profit which aims to inform people about the major impact of the food system and to inspire positive change).
who created a simple guide to compare food impact on the environment
(combining 3 environmental impacts: Co2, Water Usage, Land Usage).
to design the Data Visualization Artwork "The Impact Sizer".
The Impact Sizer : Food
Creative Data Visualization
of our food footprint
combining 3 environmental impacts in one
How to read the Impact Sizer?
the bigger the Co2 impact, the bigger the bubble line
the more water used, the more dancing bubbles
the more land used, the more bubbles
Environmental Impact of 1:
Disclaimer: numbers can differ (strongly) per season/ country of origin but it gives some relevant indications.
Some tips to reduce the carbon footprint of your food:
1.Choose plant-based foods: Plant-based foods have a lower carbon footprint than animal-based foods because they require fewer resources to produce. Try to incorporate more fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes into your diet.
2. Buy local and seasonal produce: Choosing locally grown and seasonal produce reduces the carbon emissions associated with transportation and storage.
3. Avoid processed foods: Processed foods require more energy and resources to produce and typically have a higher carbon footprint. Choose whole foods that are minimally processed.
4. Reduce food waste: Food waste that ends up in landfills produces methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Plan your meals and buy only what you need. Use leftovers to make new meals or freeze them for later use.
Source : Chat-GPT