Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Did you know a vegan lifestyle is one of the top ways to reduce your carbon footprint?
"The United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization made public their findings that “the livestock sector generates more greenhouse gas emissions as measured in CO2 equivalent – 18 percent – than transport.” Henning Steinfeld, Chief of FAO’s Livestock Information and Policy Branch went on to say that ““Livestock are one of the most significant contributors to today’s most serious environmental problems. Urgent action is required to remedy the situation.” Before then the University of Chicago had already produced research showing how diet impacts the environment, and that a vegetarian or vegan diet can have more effect on your carbon footprint than switching from a gas-guzzler to a hybrid car."
This is a passage taken from an article from http://www.ecostreet.com/, and here's the link to the rest of it:
So, why not eat vegan, or at least forgo meat for Earth Day? I'd say it's a small sacrifice with a huge payoff for our Earth.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I just stumbled upon Joanna Vaught's blog, and she has a great article everyone should read: "Five Misconceptions about Veganism". Check it out:
And while I'm at it, here's another blog I'm absolutely obsessed with. It's called "Fatfree Vegan Kitchen", and it's amazing:
Finally, if you've been thinking of trying vegetarianism or veganism, but only want to take baby steps, why not go veg in May?
Monday, April 20, 2009
Two of the things I love most about Steve are his abilities to support and encourage. Steve, while not a vegetarian or vegan himself, has been open to every single food I've experimented with, and he never makes fun of my new methods of eating. He eats vegan dinners with me 4-5 times during a normal week and loves to help cook tofu, tempeh, and the like in completely different ways. It's funny to think about- I used to HATE tempeh. With a passion. Steve and I tried to make it early on (around November or so) and we didn't know what we were doing. It came out bland and not at all what tempeh has the ability to be. But Steve reworked some things, and a few months ago made one of the best dinners I've ever had- terryaki tempeh. I couldn't believe I was eating the same food I loathed a few months prior. But that's Steve- he's super creative and always believes in finding ways to help.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
But that wasn't the good news... here it is (drum roll please):
I have been chosen to be a Campaign Intern for the Farm Sanctuary this summer! This company is my absolute favorite animal rights organization, and I am thrilled to get to try my hand at activism. It's been a slow year so far for acting (my usual passion), so to have this change of pace will be quite refreshing. I cannot wait to blog more about this experience in the months to come!