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OUR IMPACT ON THE PLANET

Contents
  1. Videos.
  2. Documentaries.
  3. Scienttific articles.
  4. Books.
  5. Other resources.

WHY VEGAN?

Animal agriculture is one of the three leading causes on climate change. Producing more greenhouse gases than the whole transportation sector.
Moreover, while animal products constitute only 18% of the global calories consumed (and 34% of protein), it uses 33% of fresh water and 83% of agricultural land, as it is dedicated to grow fodder for farmed animals. If that isn’t enough, 90% of the Amazon rainforest deforestation and 46% of the plastic in the Pacific Great Garbage Patch is made of fishing nets.
On the other hand, vegan diets have been shown to reduce a 73% of our environmental footprint.

Main resources

Below you’ll find resources we’ve selected personally for each one of the categories.

Vegan cheat sheet

If you want even more resources, click the image to visit this amazing website by the Vegan Hacktivists.

VIDEOS

Soya Farming is Destroying the Environment
Monocultures cause a massive impact on Ecology. But, where do these products end? find-out what they haven’t told you here.
How the Planet Would Transform on a Vegan Diet
What environmental changes would occur if the Earth’s population decided to adopt a veganism?
Breathtaking Video Shows How Animal Agriculture is Destroying Earth
A gloomy picture of how the animal industries are changing life on Earth. We only have one home, let’s protect it.

DOCUMENTARIES

Cowspiracy: the sustainability secret
Learn how factory farming is decimating the planet’s resources. And why it has been ignored by major environmental groups.
Seaspiracy
A filmmaker sets out to document the harm that humans do to marine species. And uncovers alarming global corruption.
Eating our way to extinction
Narrated by Kate Winslet, this Documentary addressing the elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about.

SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES

Poore, J. & Nemecek, T. (2018)
Reducing food’s environmental impacts through producers and consumers.
Gill, M. et al. (2010)
Mitigating climate change: the role of domestic livestock.
Koneswaran, G & Nierenberg, D. (2010)
Global farm animal production and global warming: impacting and mitigating climate change.

BOOKS

Eat for the Planet: Saving the World One Bite at a Time.

Did you know that the primary driver of climate change isn’t plastics, or cars, or airplanes? Did you know that it’s actually our industrialized food system?

Food Is the Solution

This book shows how our plates have the power to heal the world. This lavishly designed resource and recipe collection shows how anyone can help solve the world’s major issues simply by incorporating more plants into their diets.

OTHER RESOURCES

Vegan calculator

How much water could you save if you were vegan? what about CO2? find out that and much more here.

Meat Footprint Calculator

Producing a burger uses 2400 litres of water, how many resources does every animal product use? find out here.

FAO: Key facts and findings
This reduced version of the impact of animal agriculture in the planet will shock you. The FAO website is an excellent resource.