Petition for Government to Improve Efforts to Encourage Healthy Living and Gardening
The Goal: To urge the government to emphasize the benefits of healthy living and gardening
The Problem: Excessive amounts of carbon emissions is a growing problem and something that the UK government needs to make a concerted effort to tackle. One way to reduce the amount of emissions produced by supermarkets is to grow vegetables from home. Homegrown produce can help to significantly reduce the amount of carbon emitted during the transportation and packaging of supermarket vegetables. According to recent studies, the majority of UK citizens have access to an outdoor or garden space that can be used to grow vegetables and fruit. However, there is a distinct lack of easy to us informational tools that can help people to get started with gardening.
The Solution: The only way to encourage more UK citizens to grow their own vegetables and fruit is to make information about gardening available. Without information about gardening tools like soils, plastic garden storage sheds, and greenhouses, it can be hard to get started growing crops. To help with this, the government should invest in advertisements and easy to use informational resources such as websites and mobile applications.