Earth Day

For Earth Day, Here’s How to Save the Planet

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With Earth Day approaching, now’s the time to stop and think about how best to protect our only home — and all of us who live here.

If there’s one thing science has proven in recent years, it’s that animal agriculture is a plague on the planet. From the documentary Cowspiracy to a recent study by Oxford University, research has revealed that raising cows, pigs, chickens and fish for food has led to deforestation, ocean dead zones, water pollution, climate change and a whole host of other environmental woes. That’s all in addition to immense animal suffering.

In honor of the big blue marble we live on, let’s take a look at the far-reaching impacts of eating meat, dairy and eggs: 

That’s the bad news. The good news? A widespread switch to a plant-based diet by the year 2050 would save eight million (human) lives, cut greenhouse gas emissions by 70 percent and cut $1 trillion in healthcare costs, according to the study by Oxford University. Clearly, such a switch would make Mother Earth happy.

So if you dig this planet we live on, why not show it? Opt in to a reduceatarian, vegetarian, or best of all — vegan — diet, and you’ll be the ultimate environmentalist.

For more on the hows and whys of making your diet greener, download our FREE Vegan Starter Guide.

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