Thursday, April 7, 2022

Maple Leaf teaching green practices

Maple Leaf Foods has developed a Green Glossary that makes it easier for Canadians to identify what they can do to improve the environment.

For example, under a heading of greenhouse gases, it says waste food that ends up in landfill sites generates greenhouse gases, so reducing food waste helps.

Maple Leaf calls its campaign ‘Little Changes, Big Impact’.

It said a recent study it commissioned revealed that although 92 per cent of Canadians know they have a duty to protect the environment, 52 per cent don’t know where to start and 42 per cent are confused by environmental terminology, such as ‘carbon neutrality’ and ‘regenerative agriculture’. 

The Green Glossary simplifies complex environmental terminology and defines it in a way that the whole family can understand. The glossary also provides some ‘Little Changes, Big Impact’ tips that offer eco-friendly, easy-to-incorporate actions to preserve the planet for future generations.

Maple Leaf is one of the first Canadian companies to achieve carbon neutral status.