MEET THE TEAM
Hello! Our names are Libby and Ruby and we care about the environment and the future of our planet. We know that climate change is one of the most important issues facing our world today and more needs to be done to protect it from the dangers of global warming. Our research showed that not eating meat and dairy products can reduce a persons carbon footprint by up to 73%, and according to the David Suzuki Foundation, cutting down on or eliminating meat and other animal products from our diets is necessary to protecting humanity from runaway climate change. This is why we have decided to promote MEAT FREE WEEK in our school and community. We hope our fellow students, teachers, friends, families, and neighbours will join us in fighting climate change by pledging to not eat meat for a week from March 1 to 7, 2020!
ACT ON THE FACTS
We humans eat about 230m tonnes of animals a year, twice as much as we did 30 years ago. Raising animals for food produces huge amounts of methane and greenhouse gases, creates a lot of pollution, and consumes massive amounts of water. Scientists are telling us the world needs to reduce CO2 emissions in half by 2030 and to net zero by 2050 in order to stabilize Earth's temperature. Unfortunately, Canada is failing to meet it’s targets and a lot more needs to be done to help protect our beautiful country and planet. By taking part in MEAT FREE WEEK you can reduce daily CO2 emissions by as much as 13,500 kg and save the life of 1 animal per day. So what are you waiting for?! It's time to Act on the Facts..and fast! Start by taking the MEAT FREE WEEK Pledge today.
If every person on Earth adopted a vegan diet, the greenhouse gas emissions associated with food system in 2050 would fall by more than half compared to 2005/2007 levels, according to National Academy of Sciences. The food we eat is responsible for over one quarter of global greenhouse emissions with 80% of that linked to meat production. During MEAT FREE WEEK we Take the Pledge to not eat meat for a week to help reduce its impacts on the environment and fight climate change. It is an opportunity for us to try a vegetarian diet and to learn about how reducing or eliminating meat is necessary for helping our planet. It’s also about eating healthy foods, like fruits and vegetables and avocado toast! lol
We know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little help, so we’ve put together some recipes we think you will love during MEAT FREE WEEK. Check out our blog for 7 recipes for getting you started.
“Eating less meat will reduce Earth’s heat”
By David Suzuki
CONTACT MEAT FREE WEEK
Get in touch with MEAT FREE WEEK to learn more about our campaign and how you can get involved.