Going vegan for the environment
There are many reasons why people decide to go vegan, most of the time for ethical reasons, but sometimes we don’t realise the impact we could make on the planet until we make the transition to a plant only diet. So, in case you were interested in knowing how much you can change, here is some information:
Animal Agribusiness is the largest human caused contributor to the destruction of our environment. Raising food for animals uses 45% of the Earth’s total land and 1-2 acres of rainforest is cleared every second for agribusiness to take place. Imagine how many beautiful animals and landscapes are being ruined for unnecessary diets.
It takes around 25 gallons of water to grow one pound of wheat and 5000 gallons of water to produce just one pound of beef. Think about that… How much water could be saved and used to help third world countries instead? Here’s a fun fact; you’d save more water by not eating one pound of meat than you would by not taking a shower for 6 months! Wow!
Animals eat large quantities of grain, soybeans, oats and corn, however, they only produce a comparatively small amount of meat, dairy products or eggs in return. This shows that raising animals for food is completely inefficient and that by consuming these products we aren’t thinking or acting resourcefully.
Veganism is the sustainable option for our planet. Producing meat causes mass amounts of pollution, contributes to deforestation and is one of the biggest causes of climate change in the world. What are you going to do to help the planet?
Here are a few other ways to help the environment:
Always reduce, reuse and recycle
Use reusable cups
Avoid single-use plastic bags & cutlery
Pick up litter
Drive less - walk/cycle more
Conserve water - turn taps off, time your showers etc
Reduce food waste
Plant a tree
For more information on why you should go vegan, download our free VGN 101 leaflet and share with your friends!