Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Farm Sanctuary's Earth Day Challenge

Earth Day is tomorrow! One of my favorite sanctuaries (and charities), Farm Sanctuary, is celebrating Earth Day by asking the world to adopt a vegan diet for one day. I assume that most people who read this blog already are vegan. So, I challenge you to challenge a (or many) non-vegan friend(s) to go vegan for Earth Day (tomorrow!). If your friends ask why, tell them what Farm Sanctuary President and Co-Founder Gene Baur said about the challenge:

"People across the planet are taking steps to go 'green' by changing light bulbs and driving habits. Yet with the unmistakable connections between factory farming and the destruction of our environment, the most effective change one can make for the earth is a change to a plant-based diet. With animal agriculture accounting for more dangerous greenhouse gases than the entire transportation sector — making it one of the leading causes of climate change — there is no better time to act than right now."
And, you can tell them it's only for a day . . . they might even like it; only after they complete the challenge would I suggest encouraging them to adopt a plant-based diet indefinitely . . . one day at a time. For more information on Farm Sanctuary's Earth Day challenge, go here.

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