Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day everyone!

Did you know a vegan lifestyle is one of the top ways to reduce your carbon footprint?

Here's why:

"The United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization made public their findings that “the livestock sector generates more greenhouse gas emissions as measured in CO2 equivalent – 18 percent – than transport.” Henning Steinfeld, Chief of FAO’s Livestock Information and Policy Branch went on to say that ““Livestock are one of the most significant contributors to today’s most serious environmental problems. Urgent action is required to remedy the situation.” Before then the University of Chicago had already produced research showing how diet impacts the environment, and that a vegetarian or vegan diet can have more effect on your carbon footprint than switching from a gas-guzzler to a hybrid car."

This is a passage taken from an article from http://www.ecostreet.com/, and here's the link to the rest of it:

http://www.ecostreet.com/blog/sustainable-lifestyle/2007/09/11/7-big-ways-to-reduce-your-carbon-footprint/

So, why not eat vegan, or at least forgo meat for Earth Day? I'd say it's a small sacrifice with a huge payoff for our Earth.

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