Benefits of a Whole Food Plant-Based Lifestyle

For your health

For the environment and future generations

  • A person who follows a vegan lifestyle produces the equivalent of 50% less carbon dioxide, uses 1/11th oil, 1/13th water, and 1/18th land compared to a meat-lover for their food.
  • Each day, a person who follows a vegan lifestyle saves 1,100 gallons of water, 45 pounds of grain, 30 sq ft of forested land, 20 lbs CO2 equivalent, and one animal’s life.
  • Animal agriculture is responsible for 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, more than the combined exhaust from all transportation.
  • Livestock and their byproducts account for at least 32,000 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year, or 51% of all worldwide greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Animal agriculture is the leading cause of species extinction, ocean dead zones, water pollution, and habitat destruction.
  • A farm with 2,500 dairy cows produces the same amount of waste as a city of 411,000 people.
  • Animal agriculture is responsible for up to 91% of Amazon rain forest destruction.

End Plastic Pollution:

  • From poisoning and injuring marine life to disrupting human hormones, from littering our beaches and landscapes to clogging our waste streams and landfills, the growth of plastics is threatening the survival of our planet.
  • What can you do to decrease your environmental footprint?
    • Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Remove
  • The big opportunity for us is to reduce waste by refusing or reducing single use items and replacing them with healthier and reusable alternatives.
  • You can make a difference! Please take the time to reflect on your impact on our environment, so that we may all work on changing our environmental habits and footprint for the better.

For the animals

  • For every 1 pound of fish caught, up to 5 pounds of unintended marine species are caught and discarded as bycatch.
  • Scientists estimate as many as 650,000 whales, dolphins and seals are killed every year by fishing vessels.
  • 70 billion farmed animals are reared annually worldwide.
  • More than 6 million animals are killed for food every hour.

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