It’s Earth Week! Take a Bite Out of Climate Change

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It’s Earth Week – and almost Earth Day (April 22)! Study after study confirms that animal agriculture is a leading cause of environmental degradation. Nine billion farmed animals are killed for us to eat each year — in the US alone, most suffering in confinement and filthy conditions on factory farms. This mass-scale animal farming is not only devastating to the …

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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 …

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US VegWeek 2013 Kicks Off Today – Earth Day!

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Today marks the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day, a day intended to encourage individuals to take meaningful actions in their everyday lives that, collectively, contribute to preserving the planet. But in the words of late Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson who founded Earth Day, “Our goal is not just an environment of clean air and water and scenic beauty. The objective is an environment of decency, quality and mutual respect for all other human beings and all other living creatures.”