Going Vegan

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Did you know possibly the single best thing you could do to reduce your personal carbon footprint and protect our ecosystems is by...

Going Vegan!?

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Researchers at the University of Oxford found that cutting meat and dairy products from your diet could reduce an individual's carbon footprint by up to 73%!

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that livestock production is responsible for14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions, while other organizations like the Worldwatch Institute have estimated it could be as much as 51%.

Of course being vegan helps to save animals lives, but it is also suggested that it reduces greenhouse gases, global acidification, eutrophication, land use and water use. Read more on this here.

Did you know that worldwide, almost a third of arable land is used for animal agriculture? Deforestation to make space for the feeding of these farm animals not only destroys the natural land, but also the habitats of various wildlife species. It’s estimated that U.S. livestock grazing impacts 14% of threatened or endangered animals and 33% of threatened or endangered plants.

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Not ready to go full vegan? How about just cutting out cow products?

In the comedic documentary, How to Boil a Frog, Jon Cooksey demonstrates 5 surprising ways we can "save civilization while making our own lives better", and one of those ways is to just cut out all products cow related. Watch this documentary on The Green Channel here.

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According to the Water Footprint Network, it takes 1,000 gallons of water to produce just ONE gallon of milk?! That's a lot of water!! Also, the gas released from cows contains methane, which is 23 times more harmful than carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas in car emissions. Cow's manure also contains phosphorus and nitrogen, and when applied to farmland as fertilizer, it can run off with rainfall into local waterways killing fish, causing algae blooms, and contributing to smog. Read more on this here.
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Also check out the film, Tipping Point, where 13-year-old filmmaker Dylan D'Haeze explores the ways in which humans have impacted the planet from the greenhouse effect causing ocean acidification to how industrial farming creates more methane. Watch now.
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Interested in going vegan for yourself but don't know where it start?

Check out our series, My Lifestyle Vegan, which features fun and quick recipes from different countries to learn how to cook vegan or how to eat healthy and respect animal ethics.

Watch now here.

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Also don't forget to check out our latest release!

From Flint: Voices from a Poisoned City directed by Elise Conklin

A documentary that tells the story of the Flint Water Crisis from the perspectives of those who have experienced this tragedy first hand and from activists on the ground working through grass-root organizations to make a difference. While the national news media has been covering this event through the governmental point of view, From Flint takes you inside the city to uncover this incident first hand.

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