Biodiversity, Food and Farming for a Healthy Planet

What can you do?

There are many things you can do to help protect biodiversity.


Learn about biodiversity and food issues – visit biodiversity websites, ask your teachers about farming and biodiversity, explore natural and farming areas, use your five senses – sight, touch, hearing, taste and smell – to experience biodiversity and how it is integral to your life. Learn about where your food comes from and about how food is grown and raised around the world. Understanding biodiversity is important to understand how humans should live while respecting the Earth’s finite resources.


You can use your ability to buy things to help biodiversity. Individual choices on what you eat and buy are important. Whenever possible, choose healthy, local and sustainably – produced foods with little packaging that was not transported long distances. When you shop, buy products from companies that value the environment and people. Remember, companies will sell what people want to buy – so tell companies that you want products that do not harm biodiversity!