Did You Know That 70% of Global Emissions Emanate Directly From Personal Decisions?
About This Video Series
National food trends analyst Phil Lempert, also known as “The Supermarket Guru,” has forged a strategic partnership with the Chicago-based Retail & Hospitality Hub (“The Hub”), to provide content in various forms. Lempert is founder of the SupermarketGuru.com, a leading online resource for food safety, products, trends and shopping tips that attracts more than nine million visitors annually.
Retail & Hospitality Hub will bring “The Lempert Report” to its audience Monday through Thursday and Tuesday through Friday via its daily e-newsletter, “Retail Best Practices.” In each report, Lempert will comment on issues affecting food and food retailing.
In this debut video of “The Lempert Report” on the Retail & Hospitality Hub, Lempert speaks to “the inequality of carbon emissions.” He points out that the United Nations (UN) says 70% of total global emissions emanate directly from personal decisions like diet and transportation, and that the world’s wealthiest people, who comprise 1% of the population, are burning most of the carbon. He adds that the UN is calling for “a reframing of the meaning of affluence away from intensive resource use toward the achievement of well-being and quality of life.”
Lempert notes that during the pandemic many consumers have learned how to live a lower-impact lifestyle — from wasting less food to eating more plant-based foods to not driving their vehicles as much. Lempert stresses these are lessons we should maintain long after the pandemic is over — if we want to achieve a low-carbon lifestyle.