Low Carbon Guides

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Organic Farming

Organic agriculture is an integrated farming system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems, and people. Farmers/producers use organic fertilizers, weed management, and crop rotation to enhance soil fertility, reduce food waste, and avoid producing harmful products for humans.

Hong Kong Organic Resource Centre Certification Limited (HKORC) provides certification services for the agriculture, fisheries and processing sector in Hong Kong. The application process is rigorous, and certified units need to renew their certificates every year. There are 3 types of ‘ORC-Cert Organic Seal’:

🟩Green: Organic Produce or Products with not less than 95% of organic ingredients
🟫Brown: Products produced from farmland that applied for conversion
🟧Orange: Products with not less than 70% but not more than 95% of organic ingredients

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Eat Low Carbon, Calculate Today!

How big is your "Foodprint"? Use the Footprint calculator to find out your most significant resource consumption areas and learn how to tread more lightly on the earth. Get started today!

Low Carbon Footprint Calculator: https://bit.ly/39YaWXJ
Carbon Footprint Ltd:https://bit.ly/38Q0zE0

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The LOVERS Principle

Feeling frustrated in preparing good food (tasty and environmental friendly)? Let’s follow the LOVERS principle!

Six principles for having a Low Carbon Diet:

1. Local: Choose local food over imported food

2. Organic: Buy organic food as it reduces pollution

3. Vegetables: More vegetables, Less meat

4. Energy Efficiency: Use simple cooking methods

5. Reduce Waste: Well use all ingredient, Avoid using non-recyclable materials

6. Seasonal: Choose seasonal crops for meal

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Local Vs Imported Goods

In 1950, Hong Kong produced about 60% of the fruits and vegetables it consumed. Today, it produces about 2%. To reduce carbon emissions, we can still support local farmers by purchasing local products, and buying less imported goods, so that it can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through transportation.

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What is Low-Carbon?

Low Carbon = Lifestyle changes that could help tackle climate change.


To emit less carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, the trick is Less Waste, Less Meat, Less Heat, More Life.

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How to have a Low-Carbon Diet?

Low Carbon is a lifestyle, think about how your dining/food choices affect the future of our planet. Less waste, Limit meat, Less heat, Fewer processed foods.

 

Four Steps to have a Low Carbon Diet:

1. Low Carbon Food Choice

2. Low Carbon Cooking

3. Low Carbon Waste Handling

4. Low Carbon Growing