10 Reasons Vegetarianism Can Help Save the Earth

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10 Reasons Vegetarianism Can Help Save the Earth. Vegetarian living is continuing to gain momentum due to its many advantages both health wise and environmentally. Here 10 reasons why vegetarianism can save the planet as reported in 2010 in The Observer, a United Kingdom periodical.

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There was a time when vegans were viewed as outliers – an extreme mutation of vegetarians gone too far. The term “vegetarian” has dominated internet searches since Google first started tracking such trends in 2004. The hashtag count on Instagram is also telling: #vegetarian finds 9.1

How to Become Vegetarian: 5 Key Steps (& Famous Vegetarian Celebrities)

The Green Changemakers

Written by Zachary Shahan If you are thinking about going vegetarian, here is a list of things that should help you to actually do it,… and to stick to it once you’ve started. In fact, the American Dietetic Association (ADA) now recommends a vegetarian diet for its health benefits.

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Creating conserver cities

The Green Changemakers

Conserver cities would be healthier, fairer, more vibrant and convivial places to live. Conserver cities would be sustainable because in broad social, economic and biophysical terms they would be dynamically stable, secure and able to persist over time.

A New Diet for the Planet?

Conservancy Talk

Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy. You also lead the world’s largest conservation organization. Why doesn’t The Nature Conservancy make changing people’s diets one of its strategies?

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Audubon’s 2012 Women in Conservation: The Rachel Carson Award Goes To…

Eco Chic

Each Spring, I am inspired anew when I attend the Audubon Society’s Women in Conservation luncheon at The Plaza in midtown Manhattan. A lifelong vegetarian, Annie is a passionate advocate for ecology within good agriculture.

It’s Time to Go Green AF.

Elephant Journal

Blog Ecofashion Enlightened Society Funny Green Right Livelihood chemicals conservation ecofriendly Environmentalism factory farming fishing garden go green green af green as fuck lawns Monsanto over-fishing plastic Starbucks Styrofoam to-go cup to-go ware togo cup vegan vegetarianTake your own cup to Starbucks, be a fix for this mess. Plastic never goes away, just like your last ex.

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How Better Meat Can Mean Less Meat… and More Water

Conservancy Talk

But, as a freshwater scientist, let me first add one reason to cut back on meat that he doesn’t mention: conserving supplies of fresh water. What I mean is that a meat diet requires a lot more water than a vegetarian diet.

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The Pandas of the Sea.

Elephant Journal

I have loved the ocean, and the wonders hidden deep within it, for as long as I can remember.

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New Dietary Guidelines One of Many Tools for Protecting Planet

Conservancy Talk

Locally grown vegetables in Long Laay, an Indonesian village that TNC works with to implement conservation practices. We’re not advocating that everyone become a vegan or vegetarian.

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Vegan doing jail time wins right to eat animal-free meals in Israeli prison

Green Prophet

Israel is showing more proof that it is the vegan capital of the world : an Israeli prisoner has just won the right to eat vegan meals in an Israeli jail, amid protests that he could not eat a regular vegetarian diet that contained animal protein like cheese and eggs.

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Horse Meat and Dodgy Seafood

Nature Conservancy - Science

By Mark Spalding, senior scientist, The Nature Conservancy’s Global Marine Team. These sorts of scandals might well also tip a new crowd over towards vegetarianism , or at least eating less meat and fish, and that will have huge environmental benefits.

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The Green Buzz: Thursday, March 7

Conservancy Talk

Los Angeles’ Unified school district is serving only vegetarian food on Mondays. ( Conservation Issues Environmental News The Green Buzz The Nature Conservancy United States 2050 african elephants Climate Change Discovery News forest elephants illegal ivory trade ivory trade la school district Los Angeles los angeles school district meatless mondays MNN north pole obama cabinet school meals scientific american shipping lanes Treehugger vegetarian school meals

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Vegan Israeli soldiers have a beef about army grub

Green Prophet

In addition, a 2013 survey by the Israeli food industry estimates the number of vegetarians to be 5%, and growing. And there is the proven link to environmental conservation. Health Lifestyle Israeli Defense Forces non-animal products veganism vegetarianism

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The Green Buzz: Thursday, August 15

Conservancy Talk

We’re buzzing over water wars, vegetarian fish and the greenest colleges in today’s green news. Turn the carnivorous farmed fish who eat them into vegetarians, of course. How do you save populations of “feed” fish from overfishing? Washington Post ). When you think of the military , do you think “environmentally friendly?” ” If not, you may want to think again. ( MNN ). Florida is suing Georgia over water. Let the water wars begin.

Paul McCartney Supports UK Ban on Wild Animal Circuses


Paul McCartney, long-time vegetarian and friend of organizations like PETA, can often be heard speaking up for animals. Recently, he released a vegetarian cookbook and helped out with tiger conservation. Now, Sir Paul is speaking out in support of a ban on wild animal circuses in the UK. According to Look To The Stars, McCartney [.]. Animals Causes paul mccartney

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4 Ethical Zabiha Principles – If It’s Not Organic, It’s Not Halal

Green Prophet

When one hears counter arguments from animal rights activists and even Muslims who live vegetarian lifestyles, the idea of killing another creature can seem unnecessary, cruel and inorganic, especially in a religious context. What a Muslim Vegetarian Looks Like.

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Jessica the Hippo Doesn’t Know She is Africa’s Most Dangerous Animal

Green Prophet

He buys corn and sweet potato for her to eat – hippos are vegetarians – and replaces her mattress every two weeks. More stories on animal conservation: The Cheetah: Nature’s 21st Century Feminist.

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Happy (Insert Environmental Issue Here) Day!

Environmental News Network

May 18: Plant Conservation Day. October 1: World Vegetarian Day. Activism Education Entertainment Holiday Conservation Earth eco-friendly holiday TipsApril marks the big month for environmental holidays.

Sushi Lovers Might Not Have to Give up Bluefin Tuna After All

Green Prophet

I know this because I used to eat the robust pink flesh with abandon in my pre-vegetarian days. Travel & Nature Bluefin tuna captive breeding conservation endangered species Sushi

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12 Uber Simple Steps to Green Your Life in 2012

Green Prophet

What you can do: You don’t have to become a vegetarian or vegan, but by simply cutting down on the amount of meat you consume can go a long way. Consider substituting one meal day with a vegetarian option. Step in for this wonderful list of 12 easy ways to green your 2012.

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Keeping Score in Today's Republican Cage Match | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

7, 2013 1:45 PM PST Tweet Jonathan Collegio, one of Karl Roves minions at his new Conservative Victory Project, raised some eyebrows yesterday when he called Brent Bozell, founder of the conservative Media Research Center, a "hater." Meet progressive singles in the environmental, vegetarian. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics. Environment. Culture. Photo Essays. Blogs Political MoJo. Kevin Drum. Blue Marble. Tom Philpott. Mixed Media. Subscribe.

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Vegan 'Fish' On The Menu At Leading Sushi Restaurant

Green (Living) Review

Moshi Moshi , renowned for its work in fish conservation, is using the faux ‘fish’ in dishes such as vegan 'fish' udon and stir fry noodles. “It’s One way we can do this is by decreasing our reliance on animal proteins and to eat more vegetarian food.

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Farewells, Buddha Bellies & Tips for a Greener Home

Green Living Ideas

We were indulged in a 7 course vegetarian tasting that included a couple of mocktails (non-alcoholic treats), one that involved a lit/smoking piece of cinnamon stick, and one that was described as a “deconstructed cracker jack.” GD Mizar & GD Jamie. Happy 2013!

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Good Riddance: 112th Congress Had Worst Environmental Record.

Mother Jones

Maggie Caldwell/Photo Illustration; Photos by James Manners and Benjamen Benson /Flickr "The best that can be said about this session of the 112th Congress is that its over," League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski said this week. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content.

Easy Ways to Help Save the Honey Bees

Green Living Ideas

Expect delicious recipes, food-related news, organic, vegan, vegetarian, omnivores, locavores, food safety. When one stands before a hive of bees, one should say quite solemnly to oneself, ‘By way of the hive the whole cosmos enters man. and makes him strong and able’. – Rudolf Steiner.

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The Vegan Society Falls Further Down The Speciesist Rabbit Hole


This new group – the “All-Party Parliamentary Group on Vegetarianism and Veganism”or APPG – is a collaborative effort between the Vegan Society, the Vegetarian Society, and Vegetarian for Life. The third expected officer is Conservative MP, Henry Smith.

Don’t blame vegans for the shame you feel about using animals


But really, it’s just a pescatarian ranting about giving up on vegetarianism because of all the typical reasons non-vegans stay non-vegan (ie: meat is great, vegan sucks). Anyone familiar with my writing knows I’m not on team vegetarian. But allow me to take this rare opportunity to support my confused neighbours in reminding Lewis that eating fish, even sparsely, means you forfeit the right to tell others you’re a vegetarian. Vegans take the blame for a lot of things.

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Will going vegan make you mentally ill? Probably not.


A few doctors throw out anecdotes about sad vegetarians and proudly proclaim how they insisted their patients eat steak instead of, you know, respecting their choices and doing their damndest to work in a partnership. They existed long before I was even a vegetarian.

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India’s Banjaar Tola: Bengal tiger-spotting in eco-luxury

Green Traveler Guides

Taj Safaris stands out as an early leader, blending an unparalleled luxury experience with deep commitment to building the new wave of India’s conservation movement. Investing in a future of conservation. | Kanha Roars Back |.

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Northern California’s Stanford Inn: true Mendocino green

Green Traveler Guides

Daily afternoon tea and dessert sampling is complimentary for overnight guests, as is an excellent, made-to-order breakfast at Raven’s , their award-winning vegetarian/vegan restaurant. Energy conservation in heating, lighting, laundry. | A Mendo Wowie |.

Veggie Piranha, Duiker Madness, Whale Poop and Rolling Coal

Nature Conservancy - Science

We find tons of cool conservation and conservation science stuff on the Internets — and share the best of it with you every week in The Cooler : Biodiversity & Wildlife. 14 fun facts about piranha (#8 some piranha are vegetarians) (Smithsonian). Conservation Magazine).

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Leonardo DiCaprio Pens Letter to State Senate to Ban Sale of Shark Fins


Here’s an excerpt from the letter (c/o Vegetarian Star): “The International Union for the Conservation of Nature has concluded that a third of shark species are now threatened with extinction of some kind. Via Vegetarian Star.

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Lake Atitlan, Guatemala: eco-wow Laguna Lodge

Green Traveler Guides

It’s entirely vegetarian. Eco-vegetarianism Organic garden Mayah and Jeffro would be pleased to hear that. “So many high-end resorts do so many green things but shy away from the green implications of vegetarianism,&# Mayah tells us.

Central California’s Paso Robles: 5 great green to do’s in wine country

Green Traveler Guides

Some two dozen vineyards along the state’s Central Coast are SIP (Sustainability in Practice) certified, which requires that growers protect and conserve the environment and treat their workers well—confirmed by independent inspectors. | Sipping, Eating, Doing |.

Daycares in Finland are going vegan


Many city daycare facilities provide vegetarian meals, but will soon exclude the dairy and eggs previously offered. YLE reports that Helsinki’s City Board has approved a year-long vegan food trial at 20 of the capital’s daycare centres.

Maui: 5 great green to do's

Green Traveler Guides

But we also want eco-conscious golfers to know that Audubon International certifies golf links that meet standards for protecting water quality, conserving natural resources and providing wildlife habitats.

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Glenn Beck Goes Vegan, Hell Begins To Freeze Over


But the conservative talk-show host has thrown us all a curve ball and gone vegan, go figure. Via Vegetarian Star. I’d rather do a whole lot of unpleasant things (i.e. pour sand in my ears, try to run UP a down escalator, etc.) than listen to anything Glenn Beck has to say.

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Tourism website for sustainable marine management

Green Traveler Guides

The site has launched a special micro-site containing the very latest research, forums and interviews on topics such as assisted coral reef regeneration, marine turtle conservation, and managing potentially destructive environmental impacts.

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Fetzer: celebrating 25 years of green winery practices

Green Traveler Guides

Since the beginning of these efforts, Fetzer has focused on energy conservation and carbon emission reduction, natural pest control in its own vineyards, waste reduction, water conservation and recycled materials packaging.

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New 'innovation in sustainable tourism' award

Green Traveler Guides

The award winners—individuals or organizations—will be honored for an innovative project, product or program developed in the previous year that supports the goal of uniting communities, conservation and sustainable travel.

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Green safari company launches carbon research project

Green Traveler Guides

Guests staying at any one of Kwandwe’s 4 luxurious safari lodges —all members of Relais & Châteaux —can be assured that they are making a difference to ongoing biodiversity protection, conservation development and empowerment of neighboring communities.

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World Responsible Tourism Day 2010

Green Traveler Guides

Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

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