If anyone in the Toronto area would like to join us for an Earth Day banner drop over the 401 on Sunday, let us know! 2 banners 12x5' ! Send an email to email@example.com 💚🌏 ... See MoreSee Less
Going #PlantBased 🌱 is the Key to Saving Water 💦!!
👉 Think shortening your showers 🚿 will save us from water shortage? Turns out, the production of animal products 🍗🍖 is responsible for about one third of the world's water consumption. In the US alone, 56% of our water is used to grow crops that will feed livestock, while only 5% is used in private homes.
👉 According to data from the Pacific Institute and National Geographic... A single egg 🥚 requires 53 gallons of water A pound of chicken 🐓 requires 468 gallons of water A gallon of cow’s milk 🥛requires 880 gallons of water A pound of beef 🐂 requires 1,800 gallons of water This means that one hamburger 🍔 requires 660 gallons of water to produce -- the equivalent of two months worth of showers.
👉 How are meat and dairy so cheap? First, animal products are heavily subsidized by the US government, making shelf prices appear artificially low. External costs like pollution are often not taken into account by these industries. Because animals are so densely packed on today's industrial farms, they produce more manure than can be absorbed by the land as fertilizer. The runoff from these facilities grossly contaminates rivers and ground water. Tyson, America’s largest meat producer, is responsible for dumping more toxic pollutants into our waterways than companies like ExxonMobil and Dow Chemical.
👉Plants for the planet 🌎 By switching to a plant-based diet, you're choosing not to support industries that use up the majority of our water while dumping harmful pollutants into our waterways 😭. Plant foods 🥗🌽🥔 require only a small fraction of the resources that animal products do, making them a both a sustainable and ethical choice. ... See MoreSee Less
H.O.P.E - Healing Of Planet Earth 🌏 What you eat matters! You can watch this incredible documentary for free, link below! ~ H.O.P.E. is a life-changing documentary uncovering and revealing the effects of our typical Western diet high in animal-based foods. It contrasts the limited interests of the pharmaceutical and agricultural industry with the all-encompassing interests of living beings on this planet and with the power of responsible consumer action. H.O.P.E. is an urgent call to action to all of us to commit to a change towards sustainability and safeguarding our living environment. ~ Watch here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0YHjPHm-Sc... See MoreSee Less
Shows a picture of a chicken living in relatively decent conditions. "It's really quite tempting to get this meat on your plate". No, it isn't? Annoying how much the veganism is undermined by this kind of assumption.
"Most 1.5 degree climate scenarios - a temperature limit that would save low-lying islands from rising sea levels and avert the worst economic and ecological impacts of climate change - rely heavily on negative emissions technology to make the numbers add up.
But such technology is still relatively unproven and commercially challenging, while planting more forests to act as carbon sinks takes time... If humans limited intake of meat and dairy... the pressure to use negative emissions would ease substantially." ... See MoreSee Less
Research suggests 1.5 degrees target is within reach even without large-scale use of negative emissions technology - but would require major shift in consumer behaviour,Climate change ,1.5C,Paris Agre...
Have you heard about Tuvalu? That was the little old island that was the most threatened by rising sea levels.
Scientists warned for years it would be swallowed up due to climate change.
Well not only has that not happened, but Tuvalu is actually growing in size. lol