Day 2 : Try a vegetarian day

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Why is it good to eat less meat?

Meat production is a leading cause of climate change: Raising livestock contributes more to global warming than cars, and is the second leading cause of global warming behind industrial pollution. The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that the meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions that are accelerating climate change worldwide – more than the entire transportation sector.

Producing meat also requires a huge amount of water. It takes about 100 times more water to produce 1kg beef than 1kg of tofu.

Not eating meat has massive benefits for the environment. You don’t have to cut meat out completely or all at once to make a difference. Just try it out for one day ! Even just eating meat one less day a year would make a difference. For instance, if over the course of a year you:

  • Eat one less burger a week, it would be the equivalent of taking your car off the road for 500 miles.

  • Skip meat and cheese one day a week with your family, it would be the equivalent of taking your car off the road for five weeks – or reducing everyone’s daily showers by 3 minutes.

  • Skip steak once a week with your family, it would be the equivalent of taking your car off the road for nearly three months.

New Zealand is the 6th country eating the most meat with an average consumption of 106.4kg per person, per year.

Today let’s do our part for the planet and not eat meat - here are some recipes to get you started!

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