Ecological footprint


Each foodstuff that we eat needs resources (energy, materials), and generates waste (pollution, greenhouse gases and waste). Therefore, all foodstuffs involve a series of resources and processes (the environmental footprint) that must be valued, not wasted and consumed consciously. A large part of the environmental impact in relation to what we consume occurs before the product in question even reaches our hands. Eating is the end purpose, but not the start or end of the journey. It is simply one part of the process; in fact, it is the only phase in which we are aware of the importance of food to our survival and our personal pleasure and satisfaction. Before it reaches our table, it has been on a long journey: it is important we understand it and, if necessary, question it in order to make changes.

Activities description: Understanding the relationship between food and the climate emergency, learning to calculate the environmental footprint of food, learning about the conflicts linked to growing food through two roundtables and the screening of a documentary on positive practices for the planet are just a few of the planned activities.