It might be surprising, but impacts from the food we eat can make up a third of an individual’s ecological footprint. Food comes from all over the world to reach our plate, and often has to be kept cold or frozen en-route. Intensive animal farming practices make poor use of resources – as such, it can be better for the environment to become vegetarian than to stop driving your car.
The One Planet vision is one where people are able to eat diets high in local, seasonal and organic produce, as well as healthy diets high in vegetable protein and lower in animal protein. This means easily accessible and affordable fruit and vegetables, it means helping children to make healthy choices, it means a new way of cooking and a shift in our relationship with our food.
To see commissioned photographer Sam Faulkner’s response to this category click here.
Public Submissions at FotoDocument
Each of FotoDocument’s projects includes a public submissions element where members of the public are invited to respond to the themes of the project via a free to enter photography competition. Submissions are judged by industry professionals and quality prizes are given to the competition winners. Submissions are also exhibited via an online gallery. Contributors are advised to refer to the professionally commissioned photo essays within the relevant project for inspiration/ ideas on how to respond to the project themes.
One Planet City: Public Submissions 2014 - 2015
Public submissions responding to the ten sustainability principles of One Planet Living.