Food for Thought, a Message from the LWVC Food, Soil and Agriculture Team

Food for Thought, a Message from the LWVC Food, Soil and Agriculture Team

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Hello League Members, 

The holiday season is a great time to consider the impacts of our food system and how we all can reduce our carbon footprints by doing something as simple as sending our food scraps to a compost pile or anaerobic digester facility instead of a landfill.  

Currently, about 18% of the waste that Californians send to landfills is food scraps. When organic waste in landfills decomposes, it produces methane, a powerful greenhouse gas (GHG).  For this reason, the state has set the ambitious goal to reduce the amount of organic waste that is sent to our landfills by 75% by 2025.

Be part of the solution! Join the LWVC Food, Soil and Agriculture Team and engage with other members throughout the state who are working to combat climate change in California by reducing the impacts of our food system, supporting our communities and farmers in developing healthy soils to sequester carbon and improve drought resiliency and much, much more. Click here and simply add your email to join our team. If you have any questions, please email me directly at okickim [at]

To be part of the LWVC’s state-wide climate discussions not just on food, soil and agriculture, but also on wildfires, electrification, transportation, sea-level rise, and SmartGrowth, join the LWVC Climate Change mailing list by clicking here and entering your email address.  

May everyone have a safe and festive holiday season!

Mary O’Kicki
LWVC Climate Change Task Force
Chair, Food, Soil and Agriculture Committee
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