Cut carbon and help the planet with Cool Food.

Join the Cool Food movement

Did you know that food makes up a fifth of our carbon output?

If we want to lower our carbon emissions, then food is an issue that we need to tackle.

By making small changes to our diets, we can make a big impact. Make a Cool Food Commitment today and see how you could not only help the planet but your wallet too!

Join the Cool Food movement

Did you know that food makes up a fifth of our carbon output?

If we want to lower our carbon emissions, then food is an issue that we need to tackle.

By making small changes to our diets, we can make a big impact. Make a Cool Food Commitment today and see how you could not only help the planet but your wallet too!


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Meat consumption

By having just one less meal including meat a day, you could cut down on around 38kg of carbon every month.

Over the course of a year, that amounts to 456kg of carbon – the equivalent of driving 1,580 miles!

Food waste

In the UK we waste an estimated 7 million tonnes of food each year – causing around 19 million tonnes of carbon and other greenhouse gases to be released into the atmosphere unnecessarily.

By wasting less food, each household could help save the planet and save around £470 every year!

About Cool Food

The Cool Food revolution aims to help at least 1,300 households in the UK and France to make a 20% reduction in their carbon emissions over the course of two years. This could save a massive 153 tonnes of CO2 emissions. That’s the same amount of carbon it would take to drive to the moon and back!

Cool Food has been launched in collaboration with Al’Terre Breizh, Cornwall Food Foundation and PECT. The project has been co-funded by INTERREG FRANCE (CHANNEL) ENGLAND PROGRAMME, which promotes cross border co-operation. It supports the transition to a low-carbon economy in the food sector. The project is €391,754 co-financed by ERDF, for a total duration of 27 months (from 30 January 2018 to 29 April 2020).

INTERREG is one of the key instruments of the European Union (EU) supporting cooperation across borders through project funding. Its aim is to jointly tackle common challenges and find shared solutions in fields such as health, environment, research, education, transport, sustainable energy and more.

The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is a fund allocated by the European Union aiming to help to redress the main regional imbalances in the Union. It aims to allow less advantageous regions to start attracting private sector investments and create jobs on their own.