It’s been so nice to get out into nature and enjoy the outdoors again. But it feels different—a bit cleaner, greener and brighter. ️
Lockdown has given Mother Earth the reset she’s needed for far too long. As we slowly get back out, we must continue to do our part to reduce our impact on her.
One of the best ways to do this is to reduce or eliminate our consumption of animal products. A 2018 study showed that it accounts for up to 73% of our carbon footprint!
Here are just a few reasons why:
- Factory farming of animals for food requires more than 80% of the world’s land and only yields 18% of the food needed to feed us.
- Animal agriculture makes up 18% of global greenhouse emissions—more than planes, trains, boats and automobiles.
- 1/3 of global water consumption is used by the meat and dairy industry, yet 1.2 billion people live in areas where water is scarce.
- Over 90% of the deforestation of the Amazon, the lungs of our planet, is due to animal agriculture.
These are sobering statistics, and if I’ve learned anything these past few months, it’s that I need Mother Nature more than she needs me.
What are you doing to reduce your carbon footprint?