Episode 10. What Does Our Dinner Plate Have to Do With Climate Change?

In this episode Christine and Rose share solutions from the FOOD chapter(s) of Paul Hawken’s book Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming.Discussed are the benefits of a Plant-based diet, the carbon footprint of meat,  newly emerging Beyond Meat burgers, food waste and the movement to grow our own food.

Recurring segments include:

  • Good news Stories
  • One action tip to for you to create change
  • A weekly sanity tip to keep you calm in the face of climate overwhelm


What is a Gigaton of Carbon ?  In the International System of Units, the prefix “giga” means 109, or one billion (1,000,000,000). Hence terms like “gigawatt” or “gigahertz.” Thus, a gigaton is equivalent to a billion metric tons. . So a gigaton is well over a hundred million African elephants or 6 million blue whales. (From the WAPO article, To truly grasp what we’re doing to this planet, you need to understand this gigantic measurement)

Website: Meatless Mondays

Unfreeze Yourself Action Step:

Take Part in Meatless Mondays

Participate in Climate Action Events in your area 

Sanity Tip:

Journal your feelings about Climate Stress. Write a letter to your (future) grandchildren what you did in this time of Climate Emergency.