If you’ve ever contemplated becoming a vegetarian, check out how eating a plant-based diet isn’t just good for your health. It happens to also be good for the Earth’s health.

Dana Hunnes

Dana Hunnes, a UCLA dietitian, provides some compelling reasons to get on the vegetarian bandwagon on Earth Day, April 22. She notes that by giving up meat and dairy products, we would dramatically reduce carbon emissions and cut overall water usage. She writes:

“If each and every person in the United States gave up meat and dairy products on one or more days of the week; ideally, all days of the week, we would save the environment from thousands of tons of carbon emissions.  In fact, in one year, animal husbandry creates as much carbon emissions as the entire transportation sector.”

To read more about what she has to share on this subject, go here.