Diet and CO2 Emissions

Food on a table. Photo by Coralline Clin on Unsplash

The first of November was World Vegan Day, a reminder that a totally plant-based diet is the everyday reality for about 1% of the world population. Reducing our CO2 emissions is imperative so we could pick up some useful tips here, because reducing the amount of meat we eat is one of the top things we can do.

Meat-free Mondays is one way.

Then there’s Christmas, a traditional feast and number one source of anticipation for Christians and in Christian culture everywhere. As a festive carnivore (I don’t eat meat unless it’s a celebration), I like to make sure I’m eating top-notch, high welfare standard, organic, free range, low-emission, local meat but this year I’ve hit a stumbling block: the Riverford family-sized turkey at 5.5 kg costs £135.

The smaller turkey will have to do, and the non-meat offering will hopefully be nut roast, but could be veggie sausage toad-in-the-hole. Anyone know what a Vegetable Wellington is?

That’s 2 major reasons to cut back on the meat. This is already a discernible trend across the nation in the UK. The main problem is getting used to it. We all need to try regularly and when it’s hard, take baby steps and not dismiss our efforts.

By Adam Hardy

Zoologist at heart. Environmentalist by necessity. Stage hand, financial trader, secretary, card payments designer, software developer, fossil fuel big data warehouse consultant. Amateur psychologist. Now climate change salvage engineer.

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