Happy Earth Day, Earthlings!
We only have one planet to live on (at least for now) and we’ve got to do a better job taking care of it.
For me, everyday is Earth Day in the choices I make and the actions I take:
- consuming a plant-based diet
- shopping for locally grown produce
- reusing bags when I go to the store
- filling up my reusable water bottle
- shutting off the water while brushing my teeth or doing dishes
- recycling more than I throw away
and so much more!
There’s always more I could be doing, but I like to think that I’m making great efforts to do my small part.
I pulled together some great resources for you to learn more about Earth Day, discover ways in which you can help the planet, and encourage you to consider going vegan, if not for your health and for the animals, then for the Earth.
Drought has been a hot topic here in California as of late, as the state is in its fourth year of consistent severe drought. It’s not just the state of California experiencing problems, however, as nearly half the country is experiencing some form of drought, or abnormal dryness. California’s legislature is urging people on the local level to reduce the amount of water consumption, but we must also look to a larger scale; particularly, consider the effects of animal farming. Many of the resources I list below, show how eating a plant-based/vegan/vegetarian diet, even just one or two days a week, can make a huge impact on our environment.
http://www.cowspiracy.com/ – download and watch the groundbreaking environmental documentary, Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret for just $1
http://bit.ly/1J6z7m2 – MSNBC video asking you to Consider Going Vegan
http://time.com/3772160/earth-day/ – Time magazine: Meet the organizers of very first earth day
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/eatfortheplanet – What’s on your plate? Join the social media campaign #eatfortheplanet
http://www.chooseveg.com/environment – Choosing veg is a better option for the planet
What efforts are you making to help create a more sustainable future?