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Food Solutions to Reverse Climate Change

Climate change is the greatest problem humanity has ever faced. It affects everybody. It is man-made. As are the solutions.

At the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement, the most recent global attempt to come up with climate change solutions, 195 countries agreed to keep world temperatures below 2 degrees of pre-industrial averages. Unfortunately this Agreement has no legal status. As a result there has been large scale political failure to address climate change.

The Edible Landscape Project (ELP), a grassroots movement based in Westport, Co. Mayo, has developed a bottom-up approach to climate change and specifically how it relates to FOOD. ELP's mission is to empower people, through public engagement and the delivery of targeted workshops, to make food choices which actually help reverse the effects of climate change.

We are educators, designers, horticulturalists, international development experts, sustainability advocates and volunteers. We provide practical educational Food Solutions Workshops for individuals and groups interested in taking action on climate change. You can also engage with us by watching our Story of Food Videos, by listening to our Podcasts or by following us on social media. We are a movement, empowering people to make informed food choices, taking care of nature and protecting the planet.

We are the Edible Landscape Project.


ELP 2° Podcast

ELP 2° Podcast: Episode No.4 - Into The West. July 2019

How does a man from south county Dublin connect gardening, climate change and set dancing on Clare Island? This week's podcast is with Eamon Ryan TD.

Climate Conversation

April 15th 2019  - Climate Conversation No.3 at The Creel in Westport

"Food from the Sea and the Connection to Climate Change:"

Did you know that seaweed as a 2% food supplement for cows, can eliminate 50-70% of methane produced by cows? Thanks to our fabulous speakers including:

  • Ronan Browne from BIM tells us about the Bluefish Project
  • Michael Mulloy & Kirstin McDonagh speaking about local seaweed production/consumptiom
  • Mary Hannan from Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) Seafood Technical Services 
 
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ELP 2° Podcast: Episode No.3 - Change Happens. July 2019

In this episode we chat with Boru Douthwaite about managing Change, Technology & Innovation in a time of Climate Crisis.

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