Top 3 Facts to Know About Animal Foods and the Environment
- A plant-based diet (free of meat, dairy, and eggs) can reduce one’s carbon emissions by 45 percent and land use by 55 percent, compared to an animal-based diet. (4)
- The water needed to produce just 1 gallon of cows’ milk equates to the water required for 50 ten-minute showers. (2) (3)
- Meat and dairy provide only 18 percent of the world’s calories, yet their production uses 83 percent of the world’s farmland and contributes 60 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. (1)
How to Start a Plant-Based Diet
Adopt a plant-based diet in five simple steps with our Make the Switch Guide. You don’t have to drop everything overnight. Take intentional steps toward your complete transition, and you’ll be far more likely to stick with it. The goal is to get to a place where a plant-based diet is sustainable—it’s the only way to truly make a positive impact and do our part to protect the planet. Beyond being environmentally friendly, the beauty of a plant-based diet is its abundance and variety. Explore some of our favorite, easy plant-based recipes below, or visit our Food page for a list of everything.
Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower with Ranch Aioli
Easy Mexican Tofu Scramble
Powerhouse Philly “Cheesesteak” Bowl
BBQ Tempeh Soul Food Bowl
Sweet Potato Bean Burgers with Maple Dijon Sauce
Decadent Dairy-Free Chocolate Pretzel Pie
Check Out Our Plant-Based Blog
It’s not all or nothing; it’s all or something.
Just take it one meal at a time.
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