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growing a vegetable garden

growing a vegetable garden

The transport of produce requires consumption of fossil fuels, which release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and are the leading cause of climate change. To reduce the amount of carbon emissions it takes to produce my food, I will create a vegetable garden in my backyard with vegetables that my family regularly eat. I will also give the excess produce to friends and extended family to make sure it doesn't go to waste. Eating home-grown produce will decrease my food-related carbon emissions and also omit the unnecessary, one-use plastic packaging that is common in supermarkets.