Fight climate change with diet change
What we eat has affects climate change and human health. But eating a plant-based diet and avoiding animal products relieves our planet of the burdens of animal agriculture, a huge contributor to ecological destruction and climate change.
Let’s fight climate change with diet change.
Commit today to removing meat from your diet at least one or two days per week.
GET THE FACTS:
Global meat consumption has grown by 20% over the last 10 years. This comes at an extreme cost to our planet: The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that the meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the human-caused greenhouse gas emissions accelerating climate change worldwide — more than the entire transportation sector!
Producing meat also requires a huge amount of water. An estimated 1,800-2,500 gallons of water go into a single pound of beef. By comparison, producing a plant-based burger uses 75-95% less water.
Imagine how much carbon and resources we could save if we ate less meat. Even just eating meat one less day a year would make a difference.
For instance, if over the course of a year you…
Ate one less burger per week: You’d reduce emissions equivalent to taking your car off the road for 320 miles.
Skip meat and cheese one day a week with your family: You’d reduce emissions equivalent to taking your car off the road for five weeks, or reducing everyone’s daily showers by 3 minutes!
Skip steak once a week with your family: You’d reduce emissions equivalent to taking your care off the road for nearly three months.
If the entire U.S. did not eat meat or cheese for just one day a week: We’d reduce emissions equivalent to not driving 91 billion miles — the same as taking 7.6 million cars off the road.