Zero Waste and the Rise of the Backyard Chicken

Food Insecurity and Food Waste Both Begin at Home

( image from Pixabay)

I’m pretty sure most of us are onside with the concept of saving the planet. Self-preservation is one of the most basic human instincts we all share. But when we get passed that initial gut-check, most of us suffer a great deal of inertia when it comes to taking any steps towards changing our own behaviors. It’s just very hard to see how any one thing you do as an individual can make a scrap of difference in the face of global challenges. We pretend our actions don’t matter, and we wait for someone else to arrive at a silver-bullet solution that can save us all.

The world abounds with sustainability and climate change action plans, but the latest figures show many countries are falling behind hitting even the lowest targets for protecting the environment or reducing carbon emissions. In the meantime, the global population continues to tick up passed the 7.7 billion mark, and according to world hunger statistics at least 10% of people are under nourished. . . .

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