March 15, 2014
Founder of Live and Let Livingston and vegan lifestyle educator. The most effective thing we can do for the environment is eat plants; Empowered by compassion, we can defend health, protect the planet, and save lives.
We all care about the earth; we want to protect the planet and the future of our children. We look forward to seeing those who care about the environment at the monthly vegan potlucks in Livingston and Bozeman. We have lots of delicious recipes to share! Many "green" people do not realize that the meat and dairy industry is the most ecologically destructive business on earth. The raising, feeding, shipping, and slaughtering of animals utilizes vast areas of land, pollutes huge quantities of water, and is a greater contributor to greenhouse gas emissions than all forms of transportation combined. In the US, 70% of all grains, 80 % of all agricultural land, 50% of all water resources, and 35% of our fossil fuels are used to raise animals for food. If these numbers shock you, do your own research. Look up “meat and the environment”. It’s clear that our daily food choices seriously impact the planet. Most of us cannot afford a Prius, but ALL of us can eat more plants!