By: Dave Swartz
I have blogged in the past about the health benefits of eating a plant based diet, this week I would like to touch on the environmental benefits. It is one thing to talk about the negative effects animal agriculture has the environment and another to put that information into actual numbers that are easy to comprehend. A friend sent a link the other day that makes the process simple. This vegan calculator produced some astonishing numbers. According to the website, in the 6 years that I have been vegan I have saved 2,007,500 gallons of water, 73,000 lbs of grain, 54,750 sq feet of forest, 36,500 lbs of CO2 and most importantly 1,825 animals lives saved. Take a moment to try it yourself. Plug in some numbers! http://www.thevegancalculator.com/
There is nothing better one can do for our environment than to make the switch to a plant based diet.