Emory Buddhist Club - Happy Earth Day - Make a Difference with a Plant-Based Diet!

Hsu, Emory emory.hsu at emory.edu
Fri Apr 22 09:06:36 EDT 2016


You can help the planet every day - Choose Veg! A plant-based diet uses less water, less land, less energy, and less resources, and produces less pollution and less feces, than one that takes animal lives.
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Your Guide to Vegetarian Eating<http://www.chooseveg.com/>
www.chooseveg.com
Everything you need to know to eat vegetarian.

Happy Earth Day!


[How to eat vegetarian or vegan to protect the planet, fight climate change, prevent pollution, and save natural resources.]
We all want to help the planet. But how?
The answer could be sitting right in front of us - three times a day. By going vegetarian, we can reduce the impact of climate change<http://www.mfablog.org/animal-agriculture-the-real-inconvenient-truth>, rainforest destruction<http://www.mfablog.org/6-ways-being-veg-saves-the-planet>, and pollution<http://www.mfablog.org/unregulated-factory-farms-threaten-water-supply>, while saving water<http://www.mfablog.org/forget-shorter-showers-heres-how-to-really-save-water> and other precious resources.

In fact, raising animals for food produces more greenhouse gas emissions<http://www.mfablog.org/want-to-save-the-world-start-by-ditching-meat> than all of the cars, planes, and other forms of transportation combined.

There has never been a better time to go green by eating green<http://www.chooseveg.com/vsg>.



[How to eat vegetarian or vegan to protect the planet, fight climate change, prevent pollution, and save natural resources.]


50%
more
Switching to a diet free of meat, dairy, and eggs saves more carbon emissions<http://www.mfablog.org/new-study-cut-your-carbon-footprint-by-going-vegan> than driving a Prius.
How much more? 50% more!

Raising animals for food (including land used for grazing and growing feed crops) now uses a staggering 30% of the Earth's land mass<http://www.mfablog.org/un-scientists-urge-western-world-to-halve-meat-consumption>.
[How to eat vegetarian or vegan to protect the planet, fight climate change, prevent pollution, and save natural resources.]

[How to eat vegetarian or vegan to protect the planet, fight climate change, prevent pollution, and save natural resources.]

most of our crops feed animals...
In the United States, 70% of the grain grown is fed to farmed animals<http://www.mfablog.org/drastic-reduction-in-meat-consumption-necessary-to-end-global-hunger>. Imagine how many people we could feed with that food.

animals take more land too...
[How to eat vegetarian or vegan to protect the planet, fight climate change, prevent pollution, and save natural resources.]
Nearly 80% of land deforested in the Amazon is now used as cattle pasture<http://www.mfablog.org/rethink-your-diet-this-earth-day>.
[How to eat vegetarian or vegan to protect the planet, fight climate change, prevent pollution, and save natural resources.]
To produce one pound of animal protein vs. one pound of soy protein, it takes about 12 times as much land, 13 times as much fossil fuel, and 15 times as much water.
[http://mfa.cachefly.net/chooseveg/images/footer/mercyforanimals.png]<http://www.mercyforanimals.org/>

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