July 20, 2016
Getting food from farms to our tables is incredibly resource intensive, using 80 percent of the freshwater consumed in the United States, half of all land, and one-tenth of our annual energy budget.
And yet, we still throw away 40 percent of our food – enough to fill the Empire State Building 91 times. Much of this food waste winds up in landfills, where decomposition leads to methane emissions, a greenhouse gas more than 80 times as potent as carbon dioxide.
The good news is that there are lots of solutions, like proper labeling, purchasing imperfect produce and retailers using food diversion programs.
Looking for investments that make an impact? Get started with a Green Century account.
As responsible investors, the significant environmental and social impacts related to food waste are of strong concern. That’s why Green Century has started to push companies to set food waste reduction target goals, following EPA guidelines.
We joined Trillium Asset Management and First Affirmative Financial Network in filing the very first proposal related to food waste with Whole Foods Market* earlier this year, and plan to continue to leverage investor power to encourage stronger sustainability policies and practices.
If you are already a Green Century investor, thank you for being a part of this effort.
If you have yet to invest in the Green Century Funds, open an account today and help make an impact with your investments.
Green Century Capital Management
*As of June 30, 2016, Whole Foods Market, Inc. comprised 0.90% and 0.14% of the Green Century Balanced Fund and the Green Century Equity Fund, respectively. References to specific securities, which will change due to the ongoing management of the Funds, should not be construed as a recommendation by the Funds, their administrator, or their distributor.
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