“Go Green” Week starts today – a great student initiative asking people around the country to get serious about tackling climate change. If you want to reduce your carbon footprint, recycling and switching over to energy-efficient light bulbs will only get you so far. But to make a lasting difference to the planet, there’s one simple lifestyle change that outweighs all others: going vegan!
Meat’s harmful environmental impacts are too many to list, but they include deforestation, water depletion, soil erosion, fertiliser run-off, methane emissions and pollution from animal transportation.
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Sadly there are still “environmentalists” out there who like to talk the talk but not walk the walk when it comes to their diet. To mark World Environment Day on 5 June, here a few nuggets of information to put to any meat-, dairy- and egg-eating “environmentalists” you happen to know:
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- The bacteria, pesticides and antibiotics that are concentrated in animal flesh are also found in their faeces, and these chemicals can have catastrophic effects on the ecosystems surrounding large farms. In the US, animals raised for
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What better day to go green than St. Patrick’s Day? In honour of old Paddy, we’ve come up with five simple ways to go green (and help animals!):
1. One of the leading causes of climate change is meat production. Inform everyone you know that “meat’s not green“!
2. The best thing that you can do to help the environment is to go vegan. Go green (and help animals!) by pledging to go veg today.
3. Share the “Glass Walls” video on Facebook and expose the … Read more.
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So Boris Johnson has announced a £3 million scheme to reward low-carbon neighbourhoods. I’m hoping this means he will reward some of London’s amazing vegan restaurants for doing their part to clean up the planet. If so, perhaps even more great animal-friendly establishments will start popping up around the city.
The meat and dairy industries are damaging our planet. In fact, the United Nations has said that the meat industry produces more greenhouse-gas emissions than all the cars in the world. So Boris would be bonkers not to … Read more.