You recycle, you’ve reduced your waste to fit into the smallest receptacle available, you walk / bike / take public transportation to and from work, you use reusable bags and containers and shop in bulk, you’ve sworn off using plastic water bottles, you take your reusable cup for your daily espresso drink, you combine your weekly errands into one trip, maybe you even have a hybrid or electric car. Great job! Now … are you ready to take the next step?
For those of you who already have, bravo! But if you haven’t, take a deep breath, ’cause here it is … if you truly want to make a difference and reduce your personal carbon foot print, you simply have to sharply curtail the amount of meat you’re eating. Check out a few articles on the subject:
- Carbon Footprints — what makes the biggest difference?
- 7 Instant Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
- Avoiding meat and dairy is ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth
Fortunately, you won’t be alone in your attempts to make a change, and there is help out there on the internet:
- Because You Asked: How can I reduce my meat consumption?
- 5 Easy Ways to Cut Down on Your Meat Consumption
- 10 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Meat Consumption
- How to Reduce Your Meat Intake — and Stick to It!
Maybe you are or have been on one of the currently popular meat-heavy weight loss diet plans. So you want to know whether it’s possible to lose weight on a vegetarian diet? Heck yeah it is!
However you decide to take make your next change, know that you’re not alone, and together we can make a difference.