Regenerative Consumer

Every purchase you make constitutes an agricultural, social and political act that directly affects people, ecosystems and economies around the world.

Get to know your farmer. Local is good, but not always organic or regenerative. Was your food grown without pesticides? Does your farmer use practices that improve soil health? What about your clothes? Is your T-shirt made from organic cotton? And that wool sweater--does it come from sheep raised using methods that restore grasslands and build healthy soil?

Buy Regenerative

When you are at the farmers market or the store ask these questions to learn if your food and fiber were produced using regenerative agriculture:

1. Did the farming and production of this product improve ecological systems and soil health throughout its lifetime?

2. For vegetables and grains: Did the farmer use regenerative agriculture practices such as cover crops, crop rotation, compost, and no-till?

3. For meat, dairy and eggs: Did the farmer use holistic management or rotational grazing to improve soil health and keep animals healthy and happy?

4. Did the farming practices help sequester and preserve carbon in the soil?

5. Were farm and processing workers paid a fair wage?

If the farmer or salesperson has never heard of regenerative agriculture let them know the exciting news that regenerative farming is a climate change solution and they can find more information at regenerationinternational.org

Care What You Wear

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Every time you buy a new article of clothing your purchase has a ripple effect on the environment. The global apparel industry is the second-largest industrial polluter. From the growing of GMO cotton, to the production of wool and synthetic fibers, to the dyes used on those fibers, to the factories where clothes are assembled—each step of the way, soil is degraded, water is polluted, laborers are exploited. Can consumers help drive the fashion industry away from this toxic model, toward a more ethical, regenerative model? Yes, if we buy wisely.

> Get involved in regeneration initiatives near you on The Regeneration Hub.

6 Things You Can Do to Regenerate & Reverse Climate Change

1. Vote with your fork. Support your local farmers who use regenerative agriculture and land use practices.

2. Become an activist for regenerative food, farming and land use. Educate yourself to educate others.

3. Eat less meat. If you choose to eat meat, choose to consume grass-fed and pasture raised meats.

4. Grow your own food. Plant a home or community garden.

5. Compost your kitchen, garden and yard waste and use it to regenerate your land.

6. Lobby your government to endorse and implement the French 4 per 1000 initiative.

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