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Vegan, Vegetarian

promoting a vegetarian and vegan lifestyle



What is it all about?


The issue of climate change has become a growing concern worldwide, and one of the ways that individuals can help mitigate the impact is through their dietary choices. One such option is to adopt a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle.

Animal agriculture is responsible for a significant amount of greenhouse gas emissions. The livestock sector contributes to around 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions, which is more than the entire transportation sector combined. (Source: United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization)

In addition to emitting greenhouse gases, animal agriculture also uses vast amounts of land, water, and other resources. For example, it takes around 15,000 liters of water to produce 1 kg of beef, compared to just 1,250 liters to produce 1 kg of wheat. (Source: Water Footprint Network)

By adopting a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, individuals can significantly reduce their carbon footprint and help mitigate the impact of climate change. Studies have shown that a plant-based diet can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 50% compared to a diet that includes meat and dairy products. (Source: University of Oxford)

Moreover, adopting a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle can also have a positive impact on personal health, animal welfare, and global food security. It can help reduce deforestation, land degradation, and water pollution caused by animal agriculture.

In conclusion, reducing the consumption of animal products and adopting a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle can significantly contribute to mitigating the impact of climate change. By making conscious dietary choices, individuals can help create a more sustainable future for themselves and future generations.

By carrying the ribbon of this subject we will express a will to act in these ways:

  • Support the issue, and understand that it is significant, put the ribbon on also for raising awareness and not just for beauty.

  • When the person is asked about the meaning of the ribbon we are asking him to know to explain the subject. In addition, the person wearing the ribbon can tell the person asking where he got it from and where he can purchase it and that there are other issues that he will probably be able to connect to more than the issue that the person wearing the ribbon has.

  • Reduce meat and dairy consumption: Start by reducing your consumption of meat and dairy products. Consider having meat-free meals at least once a week or try a plant-based diet for a month.

  • Choose plant-based alternatives: Replace meat and dairy products with plant-based alternatives such as soy, almond, or oat milk, tofu, lentils, and beans. Explore new recipes and experiment with different plant-based options.

  • Shop consciously: Look for sustainably produced plant-based products, and support local farmers and businesses that offer plant-based options.

  • Reduce food waste: Plan meals, use leftovers, and compost food waste to reduce the environmental impact of your diet.

  • Spread awareness: Educate yourself and others about the impact of animal agriculture on the environment, and encourage others to reduce their meat and dairy consumption.


  1. Livestock production is responsible for approximately 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions. (Source: FAO)

  2. The carbon footprint of beef is 6.61 kg CO2-equivalent per 100g, compared to 0.73 kg CO2-equivalent per 100g of lentils. (Source: Poore and Nemecek, Science)

  3. One-third of global freshwater is used for animal agriculture, with beef being the most water-intensive. (Source: Water Footprint Network)

  4. Livestock production is responsible for 80% of the deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. (Source: National Geographic)

  5. It takes about 20 times more energy to produce 1 kg of meat compared to 1 kg of vegetables. (Source: Environmental Working Group)

  6. Livestock production is responsible for 65% of human-related nitrous oxide emissions, a potent greenhouse gas. (Source: IPCC)

  7. An individual's food choices can have a greater impact on their carbon footprint than their transportation choices. (Source: Poore and Nemecek, Science)

  8. The dairy industry is responsible for approximately 4% of global greenhouse gas emissions. (Source: FAO)

  9. The world's 20 largest meat and dairy companies emitted more greenhouse gases in 2016 than Germany, the world's biggest economy. (Source: GRAIN)

  10. Methane, a potent greenhouse gas, is produced during the digestive process of ruminant animals such as cows and sheep. These emissions account for 40% of total methane emissions globally. (Source: IPCC)

  11. The production of 1 kg of beef requires 20 times more land and emits 20 times more greenhouse gases than producing 1 kg of beans or peas. (Source: Our World in Data)

  12. The livestock sector is one of the top contributors to water pollution and degradation of marine ecosystems. (Source: UNDP)

  13. The United Nations has called for a shift towards plant-based diets to combat climate change. (Source: United Nations)

  14. Animal agriculture is responsible for approximately 91% of Amazon rainforest destruction. (Source: Mongabay)

  15. Livestock production is responsible for approximately 45% of global land use. (Source: FAO)

  16. The meat industry uses 70% of all antibiotics produced, leading to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. (Source: Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy)

  17. A plant-based diet can reduce an individual's carbon footprint by up to 73%. (Source: Poore and Nemecek, Science)

  18. Meat production is projected to increase by 70% by 2050, which will lead to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation, and water scarcity. (Source: FAO)

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