Low Carbon Diet Terminology

Carbon Diet - Reducing the impact on climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions produce from transportation, heating, electricity, food, and products and services. Read more at www.carbondiet.ca

Global Warming - the gradual warming of the earth's surface caused by an increase in greenhouse gasses.

Green Chaos - the confusion of going green due to too many options and tips. Read more at www.thegreenchaos.com

Local Food - food that is grown in a local area, supporting a local economy.

Locavore - A locavore is someone who eats food grown or produced locally.

Low Carbon Diet - Making lifestyle choices to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from the production, packaging, processing, transport, preparation, and waste of food.

Non-Bar Coded Food - Food that does not come in a package.

Organic - Food that is grown without pesticides or artificial fertilizers.

Slow Food - The Slow Food movement was founded to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.

Sustainability - the Brundtland Commission defined sustainability as development that "meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

100 Mile Diet - the concept of only eating food that is grown within a 100 mile radius of your home (made popular by the 100 Mile Diet book).