Environmental Responsibility

The “food system” is a complex continuum – from seed to plate then back to the earth – that has a significant impact on our surroundings. Table Matters is promoting community self-reliance to reduce our local food system’s collective environmental footprint.

We strive to:

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  • support practices that protect or enhance natural ecosystems (land and water) through all stages of the food system; and
  • minimize the harmful environmental impact of food production and consumption – including transportation, packaging and processing – by reclaiming, recycling and repurposing food to the greatest extent possible.

In 2015 Table Matters and Vancouver Coastal Health supported a unique community project called the North Shore Footprint Challenge. This project supported the Food Charter and its guiding principle of Environmental Responsibility. Learn more about the North Shore FoodPrint Challenge.