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Be the Change: 3 Meals a Day

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Published on Apr 21, 2014

"Be the change you wish to see in the world" - Gandhi

You've swapped your light bulbs, recycle everything, and carry reusable bags and water bottles, but how else can you make a difference? Eating green is one of the biggest ways you can be part of the solution.

What does your cheeseburger have to do with rainforest destruction, climate change, and water pollution? To learn more about the interconnectedness of our diet and the environment, check out some of the links below for the facts and stats.

It's not just about the polar bears or the turtles; it's about our own future.


NEWS ARTICLES:

Huffington Post: Eating as Though the Environment Mattered
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce-f...

The Guardian: 10 ways vegetarianism can help save the planet
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandsty...

The Guardian: UN says Eat Less Meat to Curb Global Warming
http://www.theguardian.com/environmen...

Time: The Triple Whopper Environmental Impact of Global Meat Production
http://science.time.com/2013/12/16/th...

Scientific American: How Does Meat in the Diet Take an Environmental Toll?
http://www.scientificamerican.com/art...


RESOURCES:

Center for Biological Diversity: Take Extinction Off Your Plate
http://www.takeextinctionoffyourplate...

Worldwatch Institute: Is Meat Sustainable?
http://www.worldwatch.org/node/549

Physicians for Social Responsibility: U.S. Meat Production
http://www.psr.org/chapters/oregon/sa...

Choose Veg: We all want to help the planet. But how?
http://www.chooseveg.com/environment

PETA: Vegetarianism and the Environment
http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-us...

PETA: Meat and the Environment
http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-us...

Vegetarian Society: Why going vegetarian is good for the environment
https://www.vegsoc.org/environment#.U...

Vegan Society: How your diet could change the world
http://www.vegansociety.com/resources...

University of Michigan Undergraduate Research Journal: Vegetarianism and the Environment: The Need for Sustainable Diets
http://umurj.org/feature-articles/veg...

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Know a great article or resource about the interconnectedness of a plant based diet and the environment? Let us know in the comments below!

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