You are what you eat, or so it goes. Two words: cinnamon rolls. We all have our weaknesses, right? The same goes for whole communities, and communities that prioritize local, sustainable food options and minimize food waste enjoy the perks of a supply chain that has less of an impact on air quality.

There are many ways you as an individual and you as a community member can choose food options that are not only healthier for you and your family, but are healthier for the environment you live in. Whether you’re an environmental novice or a seasoned veteran, live on a solar-paneled organic farm or in a high-rise flat with sealed windows, bask in the untamed wilderness like Grizzly Adams or shrink from sunlight like Gollum (but we hates it!), there are ways for you to help. Here are some ideas to get you started and to keep you going.




We all have to eat. Why not make a positive impact on air quality while we’re at it? After all, we also have to breathe.

For ways to help out our air quality in other areas of your life, visit the aptly titled “How You Can Help” section of