Week 3: Your entry is confirmed!

Thank you for committing to the Plant-Based Diet Challenge. You’ve been entered into the weekly draw for $350. The correct answers to the quiz are below.

The correct answers to the quiz are below:

True or False: Eating a plant-based diet can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared to a conventional diet that includes animal products.

Correct answer: True

Plant-based diets generally require less land, water, and energy, and produce fewer emissions compared to diets rich in animal products.

True or False: Food waste in landfills contributes to the release of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change.

Correct answer: True

As food waste decomposes anaerobically (without oxygen) in landfills, it releases methane, which has a much higher warming potential than CO2.

Which one of the following practices can help reduce food-related greenhouse gas emissions?

Correct answer: C. Consuming local, plant-based, and seasonal foods

Eating locally sourced and seasonal foods reduces the emissions from transportation and storage, while plant-based foods typically have a lower carbon footprint compared to meat and dairy.

The ImpAct-Climate Challenge, by Colleges and Institutes Canada, is tailored for staff, faculty, and students. It aims to raise awareness about greenhouse gases and foster behavior change to reduce emissions. Extend the invitation to your friends and colleagues and stay tuned for next week’s theme focused on Indigenous stewardship.

Remember, complete every challenge and you’ll be entered into the grand prize draw for $1,000.