At Califia, we believe plants can power the future and each plant-based choice contributes to the collective effort to solve the climate crisis.
Adopting a plant-based lifestyle is the ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your carbon footprint. What’s a carbon footprint? Good question. Your carbon footprint, expressed as carbon dioxide equivalents, is the measurement of how many greenhouse gas emissions you produce in your everyday life—driving to work, traveling by plane, cooling and heating your home, using electricity, etc. At Califia, we also like to use the term 'foodprint' because not only do the foods we eat emit greenhouse gases, but they also require significant resources to make. As you can imagine, this overload of emissions is detrimental to our environment and the primary cause of climate change.
According to a 2018 study conducted at the University of Oxford, shifting to a plant-based diet can reduce your carbon footprint from food (or ‘foodprint’) by up to 73% and add up to 49% more food to the global food supply without creating new croplands.
Currently, half of the earth’s habitable land is used for agriculture with 83% of that land being dedicated to livestock and feed. It’s important to note that meat and dairy products contribute to more than half of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions while the products themselves provide just 18% of the calories we consume. (https://ourworldindata.org/agricultural-land-by-global-diets)
Embracing a plant-based lifestyle can create serious change in both personal health and the health of our planet. In fact, swapping a pint of cow’s milk for Califia saves a pound of carbon from going into the earth’s atmosphere. Imagine the possibilities if we could eliminate even a fraction of our emissions? Drink Califia and join us in making a difference. Our planet depends on it!