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P. B. Shelley

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

One reason to be a vegetarian...climate change!!


Sometimes the news really gets to me...whether it is big time and apocalyptic like British Petroleum's Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf or Amazon Rainforest deforestation, or coral reefs perishing in our oceans because of acidification.  It is these times when I am glad I am an environmental activist. But anyone can do something about damages to our environment which damages our wildlife and our everyday habitat. Individual decisions can make a profound effect upon our planet. Thoreau and Emerson knew this back in the 1800's when they wrote their essays and books setting the philosophical foundations for individual consciousness in revolt to the coming exploitative industrial age.

Online there are many sites where you can calculate your personal damage upon our earth's environment by increasing CO2 emissions which are the main cause of global warming and climate change. Breaking away from fossil fuels addictions is huge whether it is driving a hybrid or EV or taking a bus or trip linking. Watching our energy habits and conserving how we use electricity is important even if we are using renewable energy sources. But who is totally there already?

My favorite practice is vegetarianism. I know a lot of people shudder and think "I love a steak!" I did and so did my doctor. But there are other valuable sources for iron one of them being dark chocolate! Not bad! Going meatless for at least one meal cuts back immensely on CO2 plus if you eat organic there are no toxins on your food. It's healthier and beginning to be cheaper than factory farm produce so you save money too! (Shop at your local Farmer's Market.)

Saving the planet, your health and money...couldn't ask for anything better!

                 Go vegetarian!


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