Sunday, May 18, 2008

Meat-free for World Vegetarian Week

I'm sure you all have your calendars marked with bright green broccolis and neon orange carrots so as not to miss out on World Vegetarian Week. In case this somehow slipped your mind, here's what you need to know. This yearly celebration of good eating and clean consciences happens May 19-25.

How can you join the worldwide veggie love in? It's simple. Challenge yourself to go meat-free for the week. Whether you're an animal lover, an eco-crusader or a devotee of healthy living, a plant-based diet is one of the easiest (and most delicious) ways to make a difference in your life and the world.

Here's one little fact from the U.N. to mull over: Even if you gave up your car and somehow cut your transportation-related emissions to zero, your meat eating would more than make up for those carbon cutbacks. Despite all our jet setting and SUV driving, we can take a bigger slice out of our collective carbon footprint by cutting out or cutting down on the amount of meat we eat. Can you do it?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness more people are speaking about the affect meat eating has on the environment. Al Gore completely ignored this in his Inconvenient Truth.

Julie C.