Whistler is Making BIG MOVES for our Climate. When we act together, small steps become BIG MOVES
Whistler’s Climate Action BIG MOVES Strategy identifies the six most impactful action areas we need to focus on as a community to reduce emissions and make Whistler a more climate resilient community. We all have a role to play! The RMOW, in partnership with Whistler’s environmental charity AWARE, has created Small Steps for BIG MOVES: 12 months of climate actions that each of us can take to support Whistler’s six BIG MOVES.
TAKE ACTION! This January, let’s:
Decarbonize our diets
Taking a close look at our food choices is a great way for us as individuals to decrease our personal carbon footprint, helping BIG MOVE #6: Close the loop and shift toward lower carbon consumption.
The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that the meat industry generates nearly one fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions accelerating climate change worldwide – more than the entire transportation sector. Aligning eating choices with what is best for planetary and human health is getting easier every day as we ask more questions about where the food on our plates comes from.
Across the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District partners are working together to strengthen regional food security. As we seek to produce the most food possible on a limited agricultural land base, increasing demand for foods that take less water and land to produce helps support farmers and keep Sea-to-Sky communities more resilient to global shifts in food supply chains.