Here at Rainforest Foundation US, some of us are vegan, some vegetarian and some committed omnivores. But on World Vegan Day we can all agree: reducing your consumption of animal products — especially beef — can go a long way to improving our shared ecological future.
Why change your eating habits?
So what can you do?
- Meatless Mondays: Consider skipping animal products once per week; if you do it on Monday, you will be part of global community of people committed to helping the environment (and your health).
- Buy locally raised grass fed beef (unless, of course, you live in a tropical rainforest).
- Advocate for change. In the past, the US government has placed restrictions on uncertified beef imports.
Though the problem at hand is larger than any one individual’s contribution, every effort helps to ensure that our world remains a hospitable habitat for generations to come.