IMPACT – Why should you invest your time in this service project?
Eating a plant-based diet is not just good for our health; it is good for the Earth’s health. There is extensive research behind the harmful effects of food production on human health and the environment. Animal agriculture produces more greenhouse gas emissions than the transportation sector, utilizes more water than growing plants, takes up more wild animal and plant habitats, and significantly pollutes our air and water. Eating a plant-based diet can reduce your carbon footprint by 73% and help minimize the negative effects of the above mentioned. It also reduces the risk of obesity and many chronic diseases, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, inflammation and cancer. A dietary shift toward plant foods and away from animal products is vital for promoting human health and the health of our planet.