Our rapidly changing climate and increased environmental destruction worldwide are a great concern for us at Down to Earth.
First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day has become a global symbol for the environmental protection movement. For some, it’s an entire month dedicated to preserving the environment we live in, ensuring that we, and our children, have a healthy and sustainable future.
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Those who visit Down to Earth’s website or receive the monthly e-newsletter probably have seen the statement that “The single most important thing an individual can do for the environment is to adopt a vegetarian diet.” The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) agrees: Raising animals for food impacts global warming by generating more greenhouse gases than all the cars and trucks in the world combined.1 This fact in itself is a powerful argument for a vegetarian diet – but it’s just the beginning!
The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970 and over the past 40 years it has grown into a worldwide observance.
March 17 is World Meatout Day, an international observance aimed at raising awareness about the benefits of a plant-based diet and encouraging individuals to "kick the meat habit.” According to Meatout organizers, the event, now in its 25th year, draws support from a broad cross-section of groups and individuals who are “deeply concerned about the devastation to consumer and environmental health wrought by intensive meat production and consumption. Meatout not only promotes better food choices, but also supports a positive future for the planet.”1