Every Day Life - Food
Food: These necessities for life leave an impact on the environment. By being mindful and making smart choices, your small changes can have a huge impact at Tech and over your lifetime.
1. Eat food that is sourced locally and in season.
Georgia Tech’s Dining Team is dedicated to sustainability and making a positive impact.
GT Dining serves grass-fed beef burgers in all the dining halls and uses only cage-free eggs in all cooking and preparation.
GT Dining also is working to meet a commitment of having 20% local purchases by 2020 and purchase only sustainably certified fish and seafood by the end of 2015.
- When buying food at the grocery store look to see where it was grown or sourced from so you can choose local products.
- Seasonal food is usually cheaper because it is more abundant.
- During the spring and summer there are many farmers markets around and on campus. Farmers markets are a great way to get fresh, local, and sustainable food, and to support local economies.
- Tech has its own market every Thursday from February to April on Tech Walkway.
There is also a spring/summer market in Piedmont Park.
2. Go vegetarian or vegan a few times a week.
By eating vegetarian or vegan a few meals a week you can reduce you carbon footprint significantly.
Did you know that the production and transportation of meat has the largest carbon footprint of any other food?
Georgia Tech dining halls feature a large variety of vegetarian and vegan options. These options have great flavor and are changed regularly. Next time you eat a meal look for the labeled vegetarian or vegan options in the dining halls and on the menus online.