In brainstorming ways to cut our carbon footprint during the trip, we consulted our resident expert on local foods, Melissa Young. Melissa is a Program Manager at the Environmental Finance Center, a SyracuseCoE Affiliated Center, and has worked on NYFoodTrader.org, a Craigslist for local foods. Our strategies for eating "green" on the road include avoiding fast food restaurants and "to-go" in order to reduce packaging waste, cutting down on meat consumption, and trying to support local mom-and-pop shops when possible.
It's definitely an experiment to see how we can do a road-trip without fast food! Check back here to see how we make out!
P.S. Check out the press release at Inside-SU!