The Environmental Impact of Going Vegan
It's April and Earth Day is almost here. This whole month, we'll be talking about environmental impact.
Let's start off talking about the environmental impact of going vegan. First of all, did you know that animal agriculture is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than the entire transportation sector combined? That's right, cutting out meat and dairy from your diet can have a huge positive impact on the environment by eliminating consumer demand for products that cause the most harm to the environment.
But it's not just about reducing emissions. Animal agriculture also contributes to deforestation, water pollution, and the depletion of natural resources. By choosing plant-based alternatives, we can help reduce the demand for these harmful practices and promote more sustainable farming methods.
Now, I know some people might argue that veganism isn't a perfect solution and that there are still environmental concerns with certain plant-based foods. Large scale soy farms also have an environmental impact. If you look at a comparison of plant-based milks, many can come with a walloping impact to greenhouse gas emissions and ecosystems. Almond milk can be particularly devastating for bee populations. Oat milk actually contributes the least environmental damage. But the reality is that every little bit helps, and any plant-based product has a drastically lower carbon footprint than any animal based alternative.
So, what do you say? Let's give veganism a try and see how we can make a positive impact on the environment together - while also reducing cruelty to animals. It's a total win-win-win.