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Event: The Big Apple Takes a Bite Out of Climate Change

On September 21, 2022, Cool Food hosted an event in New York City to celebrate its members’ successes during Climate Week. It is critical for people – and the food businesses, cities, hospitals and others that help feed them – to embrace low-carbon foods, which is why Cool Food used this opportunity to bring awareness to the link between food-related emissions and the climate on a global stage.

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2021 Cool Food Pledge Data

Cool Food publicly reports the group’s collective greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions annually against a target of reducing absolute GHG emissions by 25 percent by 2030. This update reports progress through 2021 toward the 2030 target. Because COVID-19 affected total food purchases, this update also includes an estimate of the reduction in GHG emissions “per plate” through 2021.

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2020 Cool Food Pledge Data

Cool Food publicly reports the group’s collective greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions annually against a target of reducing GHG emissions by 25% by 2030. This update compares the overall food-related GHG emissions in 2020 to the base year and the 2030 target. Because COVID-19 affected total food purchases, this update also includes an estimate of the reduction in GHG emissions “per plate” through 2020.

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2019 Cool Food Pledge Data

Cool Food publicly reports the group’s collective greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions annually against a target of reducing GHG emissions by 25% by 2030. This update includes a comparison of 2019 annual data to the base year of 2015 and the 2030 target.

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Press Releases

The Low-Carbon “Cool Food” Movement Brings Wins in Fight Against Climate Change

September 21, 2022

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RELEASE: New “Cool Food Meals” Badge Hits Restaurant Menus Nationwide, Helping Consumers Act on Climate Change

October 14, 2020

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RELEASE: Companies Serving 800+ Million Meals to Give Menus a Climate-Friendly Makeover

September 23, 2019

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