These recent times I more and more believe that us the ‚little people‘ who think our voices are not heard, can make a change. „A lot of small actions multiplied by millions can change the world“. How often did we not speak out about something because we thought we would remain unheard or think that a little act would not change the whole picture. Yes, we are not big companies with influence and millions on our accounts but we all can make a change and create a better world. This does include saving our planet, reducing our ecological food print and the smallest and easiest step here is to not throw away food (maybe I will write something about this later) and eating less or no meat and diaries. Find out about my first steps in Week 1: Vegan & Plastic-free Life, Vegan & Plastic-free Life – Second try, Lets’ say week 3: Vegan & Plastic-free. It seems like this past year has been a lot of first times for me, I went to the Gay Pride in Lisbon, went to the Feminist Bloco Mulheres Rodadas 2019 and went to my First 8M March. Wasn’t it obvious that sooner or later I would join a demonstration to point out the environmental crises?!
I am always astonished whenever people talk about saving the planet but veganism and plastic free as well as zero waste are not top of the priorities because this is how us little people can make the biggest change. And this march felt like it was more about the people like agricultures who want no pesticides or people who do not want palm oil in their food. Which are fair points as well but for me, a march is more about using my voice to point out issues and help people who don’t have a voice to get attention to their issues. For example, as a European, I should help get attention on how western countries ship, sell or ‚recycle‘ as they state it, their waste to 3rd world countries and they are sitting on this pile of European trash. We should use our voices to better not only our life but mostly other peoples life and the environment. This time I did not have a banner but next time I sure will with ‚Save the planet, go vegan‘ as well as reasons and facts why to go vegan:
1. It’s the Best Way to Help Animals
Did you know that every vegan saves nearly 200 animals per year? There is simply no easier way to help animals and prevent suffering than by choosing plant-based foods over meat, eggs, and dairy products.
2. Help Feed the World
Eating meat doesn’t just hurt animals – it hurts people too. It takes tons of crops and water to raise farmed animals. In fact, it takes up to 13 pounds of grain to produce just 1 pound of animal flesh! All that plant food could be used much more efficiently if people just ate it directly. The more people who go vegan, the better able we’ll be to feed the hungry.
3. Save the Planet
Meat is not environmentally friendly. Consuming it is actually one of the worst things that you can do for the Earth. Meat production is wasteful and causes enormous amounts of pollution, and the industry is also one of the biggest causes of climate change. Adopting a vegan diet is more effective than switching to a “greener” car in the fight against climate change.
Information is taken from Peta! Are these 3 points not already reason enough to reduce our meat and dairy consumption?
Let us all agree that our priorities should be that we do not pollute our environment more and actually inverse everything. What I mean by that is that we preserve the environment like coral reefs and forests, and actually do something for building them up again! Also, so many animals are endangered, find out Wikipedia – Endangered species caused by human beings or climate change, which is also caused by human beings.