Go Meatless on Monday

Posted on October 24, 2013 by Shannon Donahue.
Categories: Uncategorized.

Now since the two week period of me (and my group members Austin and Amber) living as a vegetarian has ended I have of course come back to what I consider my “normal” diet. When I started this venture I honestly didn’t know the struggles of not eating meat. It’s a very hard change to make on a personal and mental level if you are use to eating meat everyday.(I forreal could eat chicken every day) I have recently found a very nice website called http://www.meatlessmonday.com/ and they include recipes, tips on making vegetarian and vegan dishes, the start of “Meatless Mondays”, and the overall benefits to making sure that you CAN have at least one day a week without meat. So I am very proud to say that for two weeks now I have been celebrating Meatless Monday’s!

Originally when reading through the “about us” portion of the website it showed Meatless Monday’s as an effort to help during World War 1. Now if you read farther into the facts, they also had a Wheatless Wednesday……thank God that didn’t stick, I love me some bread!! But surprisingly more than 13 million families pledged to live meatless on Monday and wheatless on Wednesday during this time period. By doing this just for one week New York City Hotels saved something like 116 TONS of meat!!!! That’s more than some countries in Africa eat in an entire year!!! Of course they kept this campaign going on through World War 2 efforts and it is still a relative practice today. So I urge others to try to go a couple weeks without meat on Monday’s. You might be surprised at how much meat you save by just cutting back once a week……

We Know How to Save the PLANET!

Posted on October 9, 2013 by Shannon Donahue.
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The answer is by going vegetarian!  By going vegetarian we can help prevent global warming, rainforest destruction, and pollution while saving water!!

Just a few facts:

  • Nearly 80% of land deforested in the Amazon is now used as cattle pastures
  • Switching to a diet free of meat, dairy and eggs saves 50% more carbon emissions than driving a Prius
  • To produce one pound of animal protein versus one pound of soy protein it takes about 12 times as much land, 13 times as much fossil fuels and 15 times as much water!
  • In the US nearly 70% of the grain grown is fed to farmed animals, if the world converted to a vegetarian lifestyle we could end the world hunger epidemic!
  • Raising animals for food produces more greenhouse gas emissions than all of the cars, planes,and other forms of transportation combined!

 

~ the Veggie Tales