Environmental Impact of One’s Diet

Posted by Spalding Hurst

November 3, 2021

Join the Office of Ecological Sustainability in learning about the environmental impact of our diets as Nazareth’s Julia Gerwe “journeys” around the Congregation to calculate the emissions behind a plate of food in India, Belize, Botswana, and the United States. This falls in line with the Ecological Sustainability Committee’s commitment to educate the community surrounding General Assembly Directive 4B: “To eat a more locally-grown plant-based diet and grow more kitchen gardens.” Click here to view Julia’s journey.




  1. Ellen Sprigg

    Julia! Way to get us thinking! Great presentation and very impressive research!

  2. Ann Palatty

    Wow. So……moral of the story: Eat more of the Indian plate. Good information, Julia. Thanks.

  3. Chris Beckett

    Julia, thank you for this information!!!

  4. Maggie Cooper

    Wow, Julia,
    Great research! It’s a big consciousness raiser!
    Thanks so much!!!

  5. Beverly Hofffman, SCN

    Julia! What an excellent video and information. Lots of food for thought (no pun intended). Thank you for your excellent research and clear information. You have inspired me to eat more plant based meals.


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