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Climate Solutions

What are the most effective strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and slowing, and eventually reversing climate change? The stories below illustrate how people around the world are implementing climate change solutions aligned with Project Drawdown, a research organization that ranks current solutions to climate change by impact.  This month, we are highlighting innovations in the food sector, which include reducing food waste,  cutting back or eliminating meat and dairy consumption, silvopasture and regenerative agriculture. Together, these make up nearly half of the top 11 solutions to climate change, and two of them (reducing food waste and eating more plant protein) are things individuals and households can do on their own.

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  • Food waste
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Community food systems
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    Scientists work in Arizona to reshape desert food production

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    Jersey City's Composting Program Expands During a Pandemic

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    The luxury of food waste

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    How a $3 billion USDA coronavirus program is helping feed S.C. families

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    The remarkable floating gardens of Bangladesh
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    How the Lebanese Diaspora Is Mobilizing Against Food Insecurity at Home

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    Homegrown: Part 2
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    Homegrown

    Homegrown
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    Is underground farming the future of food?

    Is underground farming the future of food?
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    How A Healer, An Artist And A Chef Are Fighting For Black Food Sovereignty In South LA

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    How This N.Y. Island Went From Tourist Hot Spot to Emergency Garden

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    Will Community Gardens Survive Pandemic Budget Cuts?

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    2.4 million pounds and counting: How sending surplus crops to food banks is helping Washington farmers and hungry families

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