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Eat More Veggies

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Replace meat with a healthy flexitarian diet. Take this step and decide a level of commitment that works for you. Try it for a month to see how you do.

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Right now, how many meals per week do you normally eat beef, lamb, pork or chicken?

Eat More Veggies

Following a flexitarian diet that includes more plants and less meat, together with eating healthy food is one of the most important ways you can contribute. What we eat has a big impact on many of our planet’s boundaries, cutting emissions and reducing the impact of farming on nature. The amount of meat and dairy we eat is often more than recommended for the nutrition we need. Eating less meat and choosing plant-based foods is not only healthier for you, but reducing demand for meat in turn reduces land clearing, fertilizer use, burping cattle, and greenhouse gas emissions. You can reduce carbon emissions simply by changing what you eat.
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Switch To Clean Energy
Cut Food Waste
Eat More Veggies
Talk To Friends
Keep Politicians Accountable
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Insulate Your Home
Save With Led Lights
Drive Electric Or Hybrid
Get Around Greener
Fly Less
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REFERENCES

  • If 50–75% of the world’s population restricts their calorie intake and meat consumption, a healthy, plant-rich diet could be one of the most impactful solutions at a total of 64.8–91.5 gigatons avoided emissions.
    Plant Rich Diets, Project Drawdown

    With the entire supply chain taken into account, greenhouse gas emissions from plant-based commodities are 10 to 50 times lower than from most animal-based products.
    Scientific American, October 2021

    Less saturated fats means lower chance of diseases.
    John Hopkins

    Primary cause of tropical deforestation is agriculture.
    NASA Observatory

  • Impact metric calculations

    To determine the carbon emission reduction estimates related to adopting a plant-based diet, the following calculation was performed:
    (# of meals/week) x (# of people in household) x (weeks/month) x (17 g protein / meal) x [(kg CO2e/100 g meat protein) - (kg CO2e/100 g pulses protein)] / 100 = kg CO2e reduction / household / month

    For detailed calculations, references and assumptions, please see our Methodology page.