It was heartbreaking to see ice mountains melting and disappearing over just a few months. I had tears in my eyes and I was in awe.... It's incredible to know this is actually happening as I type this and as you read this. It's serious. We are destroying our home.
I asked Bret what his response to our grandchildren will be and he also realized something, “Wow, I feel that I’m doing nothing.”
I think that the way Bret and I eat has a greater impact on the planet far more than what we can recycle, re-use and buy less stuff. I told Bret that I feel that by eating plant-based foods is one of the main things we can do to slow down climate change.
There are so many reasons I can think of for not eating animal products. It’s not just about our health, animal treatment, or worker's right of being in a safe and clean environment -- but about the impact the consumption of animal products has on the planet!
What we eat probably has the greatest impact on the planet. "...On a calorie-for-calorie basis, plant-based proteins require less fossil fuel energy, water, or arable land to produce than any animal protein" than growing food to raise and feed the animals people end up eating. Most of the food grown in the U.S. is for animal growth and we get far less nutrients by them an going straight to the source (plants).
Just choosing to eat more plants in your diet can make a huge difference, not just on your body, it's efficiency and wellness, but you will also reduce your impact on this planet. Simply put: eating a Plant-Based diet makes a huge difference.
This week, try to eat one meal with no meat, or aim for a week free of dairy. You can do it! :)