Earth Day for what?!

Earth-Day-Wallpaper-of-Save-Earth-From-PollutionBla bla bla it’s Earth Day.

The one thing that is going to send me over the edge today, is a steak-eating, milk-guzzling, egg-gorging person telling me that for one lousy day of their life, they’re going to care about the environment.

There are many aspects of our daily lives that affect the planet negatively. The meat, dairy and egg industry are some of them, and these also have a moral side to them, which should make it easier to cut back on.

Animals raised for food (which is utterly reprehensible morally) also places a tremendous strain on our water supply. Cattle need to be given drinking water, their crops watered, and the disgusting slaughterhouses cleaned. It takes 2400 gallons, or 9000 litres of water to produce ONE pound, or half a kilogram of beef. That’s more than an entire family would drink in a year!

In addition, animals raised for food are fed obscene quanitites of soy, corn, oats and grain, to fatten them quicker, but do not produce anything near that as a food source when slaughtered. Any businessman knowing his cost outweighed his output, would immediately change strategies.

Do you ever consider the energy that goes into dairy, cattle and chicken farming? Growing the crop to feed the animals; transportation; slaughterhouse operations – all this consumes and uses up energy! Energy that we can’t afford to waste.

And forget all the resources we are spending to raise, feed and kill animals, what about what we are releasing back into the environment: pollution.

We use up all our food, energy, and water, just to eat a dead animal, which the making of pollutes the environment.

I’m not the most logical person around, but even that seems pretty stupid to me.

Can humans stop being selfish, greedy and downright silly! Yes, nobody is perfect, and there no-one out there who is the eptiome of green. But by cutting out meat, dairy and eggs, you can drastically reduce your carbon footprint. You can be the change you want to see in the world.

This Earth Day, make a decision that will make a lasting difference.happy earth

Go Vegan.

For the planet.

For the animals.

For the people.

For you.   =================================================================================================

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.” — Mahatma Gandhi

Sooner or later, we will have to recognize that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans.” — Evo Morales

Earth Life!


Hold up. Can we all get off the earth day bandwagon please?

We should not be introspective about how our actions are destroying the planet today. We should be that way EVERYDAY.

We are intelligent beings so why are we destroying the only home we have, as though we can simply up and move to the next home? More so, why are we only REALISING what we are doing for one day of the year, and then not taking any action the rest of the year?

I know nobody is perfect, but every little step taken towards sustainable living counts. If you really want to safeguard the planet Earth, read on, and let’s make a difference together ..

Give dairy free milks a chance!

There are approximately 250 million dairy cows in the world at the moment. The impact of dairy farming on the environment is an unpleasant trifecta of increased greenhouse emissions, deterioration of our water resources, and a decay of the quality of our soil.

“Ten per cent of agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions are attributed to dairy farming”

Use cloth bags!

Those unassuming plastic bags you buy at supermarkets are one of the Earths hugest enemies. We need to align ourselves against these deathly grocery carriers. 1 plastic bag takes 100 years to decompose, and during that time they release toxins into our soil, rivers and oceans. The production of these bags requires millions of gallons of petroleum and stray bags choke and strangle wildlife.

Each year millions of discarded plastic shopping bags end up as litter in the environment when improperly disposed of”

Eat less meat!

Think about the slice of bacon you had for breakfast today. Before landing up on your plate, it had quite a detrimental effect on the environment. Take into account the land used to rear the pig. Consider the water, fertilizer and grain to sustain the pig until it is ready for slaughter. The pollution associated with that is rather extensive.

“It takes more than 11 times as much fossil fuel to make one calorie from animal protein as it does to make 1 calorie from plant protein”

Be prudent with paper!

The next time you go to your local coffee shop for a soy latte, take along your own drinking cup! If you can email documents, do so, instead of printing them out. And if you must print, recycle J

“Paper production has ranked among the most resource-intensive and highly polluting of all manufacturing industries

You’d be surprised to learn that many of your daily activities, and items that you make use of often, contribute to the decline of our environment. Small steps towards more eco-friendly living can make a big difference and you it won’t affect the quality of your life either.

Sentimental Facebook statuses; photos of beautiful scenery, animals running freely and dolphins gamboling in the open ocean are not going to save our planet. Only you can!

“We are living on this planet as if we had another one to go to” – Terri Swearingen

“Our world has enough for each person’s need, but not for his greed” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Activism is my rent for living on the planet.” – Alice Walker

http://www.50waystohelp.com/ 

http://www.sustainablebabysteps.com/

http://livingonthecheap.com/five-easy-frugal-steps-to-sustainable-living/

http://www.eco-friendly-digest.com/eco-friendly-living.html

 

happy earth