Below are some tips on how to ACT NOW. You can choose your own pace depending on what is most suitable.
Try a meat and fish free weekend and actively look for plastic free alternatives in your local shop. Start to keep your empty jars to use as future containers. Start composting!
Swap diary milk for a plant-based alternative. Oat is the most sustainable plant drink. Join a relevant Facebook group or local communities to ask questions and help each other. Find your local market, bring a few reusable bags and do your shopping for the week. Try a new fruit and vegetable and add them to your next week’s meal prep plan.
Go and explore low-waste shops near you. Bring a few empty containers and have fun with your shopping! You can also start to invest in lower waste kitchen utensils such as coconut washing up brushes, soap bars, silicon mats for your oven, fabric sandwich wraps, etc.
Week or Month 4
Try to eat plant-based on your week-days. Go and explore health shops near you and ask for advice about different food and recipes. Look up what produce is in season and what recipes you can with it.
Keep learning, trying new recipes and looking for new zero waste swaps. Look out for organic, Irish produce in your local markets and shops. When eating out, the check Happy Cow app for veggie options. Host a dinner party to share your new skills!
Furthermore, you can discuss food sustainability in the workplace/canteen and ask for more plant based options. Request planet friendly foods in your local restaurants when dining out. Don’t forget to share your new plant-based recipes and ideas with friends.