Food, Climate & Environment
Addressing climate and environment issues through food systems.
The Council works to protect and improve Rhode Island’s environmental resources related to agriculture and food. We are committed to supporting climate-smart decisions about our food system, because increasing resiliency in the face of climate change is critical to ensuring regional food security and social stability in the future.
RIFPC seeks to engage land and food sectors in climate work to plan for long-term multi-stakeholder efforts, and measure climate resilience and equity benefits.
- Join the Food Systems and Climate Change Work Group
- Join the Wasted Food Subgroup
- Join the Farm Bill Subgroup
- Visit us Rhode Island Land and Water Conservation Mini Summit
- Identifying and quantifying climate-related impacts, costs, benefits, metrics throughout the food system
- Increasing adoption of carbon-mitigation practices (e.g., increase support for conservation of agricultural land and increase support for soil-regenerative agriculture practices)
- Shifting consumer behaviors around food consumption and waste management
- Disinvesting in carbon-intensive supply chain infrastructure
- Supporting climate smart food system planning, including centering climate change risks and opportunities in the RI’s food strategy, Relish Rhody
- Reducing wasted food/organic material going into the landfill
- Banning PFAS in food packaging
- Increasing local, sustainable procurement
— RI Department of Environmental Management Director Terry Gray