I want to share something different today. Those who are around me lately know I have changed my lifestyle from vegetarian to Plant-based about Six months ago. My primary reason for doing so (apart from health) is the environment. Did you know that IF you are on a Plant-based diet, your environmental impact is reduced by 84%? 84%! That includes land use, climate change, and water depletion. How crazy is that? Reducing your animal product consumption goes a long way guys. Never underestimate the effect of what you can do.
Because you are on a PLANTBASED DIET- your environmental impact in the following six categories of including land use, water depletion, climate change, respiratory inorganics, marine water eutrophication, and freshwater eutrophication is 84% LESS.
2. A study published last month by researchers at the University of Oxford found:
if everyone ate plant-based, global land use could be reduced by 75 percent(that’s comparable to the size of the United States, China, Australia, and the whole European Union combined) Let that sink in. WHOA!
3. A Recent Report from Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return found:
Joe Loria, “Study: Vegan Diet’s Environmental Impact Up to 84 Percent Less,” org, Mercy for Animals, August 24, 2018, accessed August 8, 2019, https://mercyforanimals.org/the-startup-accelerator-behind-airbnb-reddit.
R. Goodland and J. Anhang, “Livestock and Climate Change,” World Watch22, no. 6 (November 2009): 10–19.