Thursday, August 28, 2008

Simple Steps to Save the Earth

I recently read a book, 50 simple steps to save the earth from global warming.

Step number 4 states, "Go vegetarian for a day"

How can vegetarian diet reduce global warming?

According to a report published by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the livestock sector generates more greenhouse gas emissions as measured in CO2 equivalent – 18 percent – than transport. It is also a major source of land and water degradation.

A vegetarian diet devoid of animal products, is the most eco-friendly diet. A plant based diet, also known as vegan diet is not only good for our health, but also great for our planet because, factory farms intensively confine millions of animals, the toll of such industrialized practices weighs heavily on the environment, depleting resources and contaminating habitats across the world. Toxins, chemicals, gases, and huge amounts of manure from these facilities pollute the soil, water, and air, causing massive environmental degradation.

To know more about vegetarian diet visit CNN website, International vegetarian union, and Science daily

To find eco-friendly recipes visit, Fat free vegan, vegan chef , and VRG

10 comments:

Theresa said...

It's a shame the tip is "for the day" instead of "forever"!

Suma Rajesh said...

i have tagged u dear...check my blog..

Urban Vegan said...

Going vegan is one of the most--if nto THE most impactful thing one can do for the environment, yet few "experts" even mention it.

Vaishali said...

Kumudha, these are great resources. Going vegan is indeed a great way to save the planet.

Rural Vegan said...

Agreed - it should be a tip for much longer than one day!

The Veggie Guy said...

Thanks for posting this. I think "for a day" is good because it gives people the chance to see that going veg isn't some horrible, soul-wrenching experience. And who knows... perhaps one day turns into 2, and then a week, and eventually a veg*n for life!

Arun Shanbhag said...

Kumudha:
Agree with you completely! I used to eat chicken about 4-5 times a week; over the last three months I have cut back significantly -Now I am a about once or twice a week! Yaay!

Thanks for the pointers;

Hope you are doing well.
Arun

Vegan Diet Healthy Meal Menu Choices said...

I keep telling people this! A day is too little - a week takes more commitment and hopefully will be easy enough that people stick with it.

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