The Food and Soil Committee works to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by advocating for policies and individual choices that decrease the consumption of animal products, reduce food waste, and favor foods that are organic, local, in season, and/or pasture-raised. We support gardening, agricultural, and landscaping practices that draw down carbon from the atmosphere and store it in the soil.
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WHAT WE'RE WORKING ON

  • Reaching out to other food-focused organizations in San Diego to foster stronger working relationships.
  • Working with institutions to adopt more plant-based and low carbon meals 

WHAT OUR VOLUNTEERS DO

  • Reviewing, endorsing, and advocating for selected policies that pertain to the areas of food and soil.
  • Educating the public through public events, such as climate chats, presentations, and Earth Day Fairs.
  • Partnering with and establishing relationships with like-minded organizations.
 
Ways you can fight climate change through food and soil:

Team Accomplishments

  • Compiled a resource list of CSAs, regenerative farms, and other ways of accessing local, organic, and even regenerative food in San Diego during the pandemic. 

Fun Fact!

There are more microorganisms in a handful of soil than there are humans on Earth!

How TO GET INVOLVED

The Food and Soil Committee meets monthly online. Please contact the Public Policy Team for more information.

RESOURCES