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Calculate your carbon "foodprint"
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Calculate your carbon "foodprint"

2 min. 27.09.2013 From our online archive
With the Oekofoire this weekend, wort.lu shares its favourite online tools to help readers continue greening up their lifestyles after the fair.

Our food system is thought to generate around a third of global greenhouse gas emissions so, being more careful how you select your weekly groceries is just as important as energy saving lightbulbs.

With the Oekofoire this weekend, wort.lu shares its favourite online tools to help readers continue greening up their lifestyles after the fair.

Carbon foodprint calculator

www.foodcarbon.co.uk

Calculate how what you eat impacts the planet with this handy online tool that looks at packaging, transport and the processes involved with making the food you buy.

This free tool asks questions on your shopping habits and works out your carbon footprint based on a typical week's worth of food shopping.

It also offers personalised and practical tips on reducing the carbon footprint of an individual's diet and thus reducing their impact on climate change. The website is designed for UK users so don't be put off by references to supermarkets you may not know.

Eat low carbon

www.eatlowcarbon.org

Is my cheeseburger causing global warming? This and other questions are answered through a series of fun, interactive tools. The funky presentation makes all the hard-to-swallow factoids about waste, packaging and seasonal foods among other thing, easy and fun to read.

Meanwhile, you can see what are the lowest impact food stuffs as the site ranks foods based on their CO2 e points. Finally, if you think you know it all, take the quiz – you may be surprised!

Foodmiles

www.foodmiles.com

Foodmiles is an international tool which helps conscientious consumers work out how far food has travelled before arriving on their plate.

It's a user-friendly site for all ages, which helps youngsters understand more easily how carbon footprints work.

Get the kids on-board

www.cooltheworld.com

Cool the world is a nicely designed tool covering all the elements of a child's life that can contribute to their carbon footprint. Aimed directly at kids, it has an easy-to-use calculator that helps kids add up their impact and make positive changes to their lifestyles.

Eat local in Luxembourg

www.letzgolocal.lu

If you're looking for local produce in Luxembourg to cut down on your carbon footprint, check out www.letzgolocal.lu. This initiative was set up to promote food and products grown or produced in the Grand Duchy. It kicks off with a market on October 5 and 6 at the CarréRotondes.