Understanding Food and Climate Change: A Systems Perspective
This interactive guide explores the links between food systems and our changing climate with an emphasis on systems thinking. A systems approach helps to illuminate how seemingly disconnected phenomena are often dynamically linked and can be understood best when viewed in a larger context. This collection of essays contains an extensive bibliography that provides resources for further investigation.
The Richmond Food Cooperative will be a member-owned full service grocery store providing affordable, local, sustainable, and healthy food options, but will also be open to the public.
Why join the food co-op?
Agriculture is one of the biggest ways we contribute greenhouse gases to our climate, through the industry and our own food choices. Investing in the food co-op will reduce emissions from every stage of the agricultural chain.
The co-op’s mission is to provide healthy food from local suppliers that use environmentally and socially responsible practices, and increase access to organic and local crops by offering lower prices for quality products. Locally grown and prepared food can cut down on fuel use for food transport, and there isn’t need for energy-intensive methods of storage and transport, such as refrigeration and air-freighting. Additionally, choosing organic foods cut out the use of artificial fertilizers, which take an enormous amount of energy and water to produce and emit nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas.
For more information on how to become a pioneering member/owner visit their Join Now! page. Visit their FAQs for information about membership cost, types of items the co-op will carry, and other details.