Be inspired. Why MFM is all for a good cause
“Someday our children, our children’s children, will look at us in the eye and they’ll ask us: did we do all that we could when we had the chance to deal with this problem and leave them a cleaner, safer, more stable world?
And I want to be able to say yes, we did. Don’t you want that?”
President Barack Obama, June 26th, 2013
Every now and again, you need to be reminded that there is a cause bigger than you, and US President Obama did so this week, putting the environment at centre-stage, when presenting his new climate change plan.
So, while we know that baba ghanouj, zucchini frittata and mango salsa are three good excuses to enjoy Meat Free Mondays, remember to put the environment on the menu.
One of the key reasons why Meat Free Monday is a good idea is that reducing consumption of livestock and meat products helps to reduce greenhouse gases.
As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change stated in 2007: “To keep below this potentially dangerous tipping point (of ‘dangerous climate change’), global greenhouse gas emissions need to be reduced by at least 50 per cent and as much as 85 per cent on year 2000 levels.”
Watch President Obama sidestep ‘flat earth’ science deniers and deliver his address to college students. Be inspired.
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