Go vegan for the environment!

As you may know, going vegan benefits three main areas: your health, the environment, and, of course, animals. This blog generally covers animals and health issues regularly. Today is all about the environment.

According to a 2006 United Nations report, raising animals for food generates more greenhouse gases than all the cars, trucks, planes, and ships in the world combined. This would mean eating meat, eggs, and/or dairy are by far worse than driving to work. Although walking, riding a bike, or taking public transportation would be much better than driving every day. Imagine the power of this one-two punch: going vegan and reducing your driving. That would be good for your health, the animals, and the environment. Take the veg pledge today!

Other links of interest:

Ask Al Gore to go veg

Time magazine reports 51 Things We Can Do To Save The Environment.

EarthSave International

Global Mala Project: Go Vegan to Stop Global Warming

A Truly Inconvenient Truth

The 11th Hour movie

Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet. If you missed this exhibit in Chicago, check out the globes, the artists, and their solutions for combating global warming online.

This post is in honor of Blog Action Day. On October 15th, bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue on everyone’s mind – the environment. The aim is to get everyone talking towards (and more importantly acting on) a better future.

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