How Changing Your Diet Can Help Lower CO2 Emissions

More and more people are beginning to realise how damaging animal agriculture is to the environment and to the planet. Especially when it comes to CO2 emissions. 51% or more of total greenhouse gas emissions are caused my animal agriculture.

We can switch to energy-saving light bulbs and energy efficient vehicles, but if we want to make a more significant impact, we need to reflect on our diet.

The Carbon Foodprints of Different Diets

For each diet, researchers looked solely at the emissions associated with food supply, so they did not include those from consumer’s transportation, storage or the cooking of food.  Nor did they consider land use change emissions.
A Vegetarian’s foodprint is about two thirds of the average American and almost half that of a meat lover.  For a Vegan it is even lower.

By adopting a vegan diet, you can reduce your risk of osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes, cancer etc. You can also cure allergies and acne as well as improving sleep and boosting energy levels.
Your diet will be more friendly to the environment. You’ll be reducing your water usage, CO2 emissions, as well as helping to preserve habitats and species across the world.
People are becoming more aware about how animal agriculture is unsustainable and often cruel, but it has also been proven that animal products are harmful to human health and the planet. If we don’t begin to make changes in our diets soon, we will be suffering serious consequences in just a few decades.

To learn more about becoming vegan, visit the Becoming Vegan page.

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