World Environment Day: The Plant-Based Way
Today, more than ever before, our planet needs us to pay attention to our daily choices and their consequences. One of the simplest ways to help our environment is to abstain from animal products and the detrimental effects animal agriculture causes to our air, water, and land.
💧 2,500 gallons of water are needed to produce 1 pound of beef.
💧 1,000 gallons of water are needed to produce 1 gallon of milk.
💧 477 gallons of water are needed to produce 1 pound of eggs.
💧 20-33% of all fresh water consumption in the World today is from animal agriculture.
💨 51% of all worldwide greenhouse gas emissions are from animal agriculture.
🌱 45% of the Earth’s total land is covered by livestock.
🌱 Nearly half of the contiguous US is devoted to animal agriculture.
💩 116,000 lbs of waste per second is produced by livestock in the US alone.
🌊 2.7 trillion animals are pulled from the ocean each year.
🐟 40% of fish caught globally ever year are discarded.
The great news? Plant-based alternatives exist for nearly everything you can imagine!
Plastic-free resealable bags, compostable party supplies, reusable produce bags, and more products that make the World a better place.
Did you know not all wine is plant-based? Learn why and discover some of our favorite planet-friendly wines!
Conventional cheese is a major contributing factor to climate change, but you can still enjoy the delicious delicacy sans animal products!
These conscious, compassionate humans are all on the same mission to make the World a better place. Head to their pages to learn more about the ways they’re making an impact and their amazing food finds in cities across the US!
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What are your favorite ways to help our planet? We’d love to hear from you!