Gastronomy is sometimes called the art of food. It can also refer to a style of cooking from a particular region. In other words, gastronomy often refers to local food and cuisine. Sustainability is the idea that something (e.g. agriculture, fishing or even preparation of food) is done in a way that is not wasteful of our natural resources and can be continued into the future without being detrimental to our environment or health.
Sustainable gastronomy, therefore, means cuisine that takes into account where the ingredients are from, how the food is grown and how it gets to our markets and eventually to our plates.
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We all have a role to play in achieving the 2050 Vision of living in harmony with nature. We’re part of nature, so we must be part of the solution for biodiversity loss and climate change.
Human activities are driving biodiversity loss and nature degradation, but we can act to turn things around. The post-2020 global biodiversity framework offers an opportunity to reset our relationship with nature. We need an all-of-society approach to address our interconnected environmental challenges.
Investing in a green recovery will benefit people and nature and reduce the risk of future pandemics. COVID-19 has shown that we need a One Health approach to secure the wellbeing of people and our shared planet. The post-2020 global biodiversity framework is part of the solution.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that the world needs to work together to resolve our common challenges. We all can be part of the solution.
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The 2021 International Day of Forests celebration, has the main theme of “Forest restoration: a path to recovery and well-being” raising awareness of how forests play a vital role in the health and wellbeing of people and the planet. Restoring the health of our forests and sustainably managing them are crucial to support livelihoods, mitigate climate change, safeguard biodiversity and reduce the risk of future pandemics.
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World Soil Day (WSD), 5 December is the United Nations Observance that celebrates healthy soils for a food-secure future. This years’ campaign “Keep soil alive, Protect soil biodiversity” urges us to focus our attention on the workers belowground – from tiny bacteria to agile millipedes and slimy earthworms – all of which contribute to processes that are indispensable to life on Earth.
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Homeowners today have many more options available to them than ever before. Due to a combination of new construction technology and advanced architectural designs, coupled with a new passion for eco-friendly living, homeowners across the country have the option of living comfortably and sustainably without sacrificing anything.
One such method of eco-friendly living is through the construction of earth-sheltered homes. These homes offer many benefits that a typical and modern house may not. For example, as they naturally incorporate the earth into their design, they are already more eco-friendly. Likewise, these types of homes can be implemented almost anywhere, including urban areas.
BigRentz compiled an easy-to-read list of the different types of earth-sheltered homes and their unique benefits. Check it out and learn about their benefits, such as the incorporation of local fauna and flora:
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