Veganism & the environment: By the numbers [Infographic]


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Meat-lovers like me don’t like to hear it, but it’s true: Our beef-, chicken- and pork-filled diets do a number on the environment. And this infographic from CulinarySchools.org shows us just how influential our individual eating habits can be: For example, if one person exchanges eating meat for a vegan diet, they can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1.5 tons per year — TONS!

While veganism can be a healthy and extraordinarily eco-friendly lifestyle change for some, not everyone is ready to cut the meat, cheese and dairy from their diet — which is why Meatless Monday is such a wonderful way to better your diet and the environment. Simply reducing your consumption of animal products, as illustrated by this infographic, can go a long way. Check out our story on Meatless Monday to learn more about the initiative.