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So for years now we are hearing how species are going extinct, the ice caps are melting, and the future of our planet does not look good at all. And our first instinct is to think "Well, I'm just one person what can I do? Someone else has got to care enough that THEY are doing something to help so I don't need to worry about it."
Last night I watched Racing Extinction on the Discovery Channel. AMAZING. I highly suggest everyone watch it. It doesn't matter if you don't care for documentaries, animals, or whatever - if you are a human being on this planet (which you are) you NEED to watch this because this affects us ALL!
To sum it up - everything that we think will happen long after our time on Earth ends, is actually happening much sooner. It's terrifying but it's true.
One of my favorite facts that I learned from the movie was that livestock contributes more CO2 pollution to the planet (which basically melts ice caps, kills species, global warming, etc.) than the entire travel industry does! Yeah, that's right. There are that many farms out there because of human consumption of meat and dairy that we are killing our Earth from it.
Now you may have heard people talk about going vegan or becoming a vegetarian and you think how does you not eating meat save a bunch of animals? Well that's what I thought when they suggested meatless mondays on the movie. Then they explained it.
Because if everyone makes one change, for instance - meatless mondays, every week, it makes an impact because it changes the demand.
So without going into boring details I'll let you look on their website yourself but also I really really want you guys to take one second to think about something you can commit to doing.
For me - it's going meat/dairy free for dinner one day each week and also no more plastic water bottles. Yeah, cool you can recycle those but the recycling process puts off a lot of CO2. Think about it.
So go here:
Figure out what you can do and then let me know!! Together, we can ALL make a difference!