Y Earth Day focuses on food

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Y Earth Day focuses on food

Počalji  l0ve0fevil taj Pon Jul 11, 2011 7:07 am

Many people think they lack the tools to fight climate change on an individual basis, but a Queens organization said all you need is a fork and a knife.

The Central Queens YM & YWHA in Forest Hills is getting in the spirit of Earth Day, which was April 22, by hosting the second-annual Green for Queens Earth Day Fair. The event will focus on the ways food choices can help fight climate change.

“I think environmental problems such as climate change are going to shape the future,” said Peggy Kurtz, spokeswoman for the Y. “I see the great task of our generation as confronting climate change and reversing its course.”

Kurtz said that she hopes the cooking demonstrations, samples from organic food merchants and activities for children will help Queens residents think about how the question “What do you want for dinner?” can affect the environment.

The main event will be a talk by Anna Lappé, author of the book “Diet for a Hot Planet.”

“Most Americans don’t think about the impact of our food on our environment,” Lappé said. “When people think about global warming, they think about what car they drive — not about their food choices.”

But up to a third of climate-warming emissions can be traced back to agriculture, she said. And there are some simple alterations in diet that can have a positive effect.

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