To maximally reduce your eco-footprint to reduce carbon pollution, global warming and climate destabilization:
Eat less animal meat and dairy products as often as you can and get your protein in other ways. The global agribusiness (the cattle, pigs chickens, fish etc industry,) is probably THE single leading cause of climate change and global warming when its total climate polluting greenhouse gas emission effects are taken into effect.
One study has estimated global agribusiness responsible for 51% of all global warming caused by greenhouse gas emissions. (The total fossil fuel industry is estimated to be responsible for 40% of all greenhouse gas emissions.) Eating less or no animal meat and dairy products now appears to be the single most effective individual thing that you can do to directly make a real difference that actually matters in reducing carbon pollution --- in fact, by many times over all of the other personal eco-footprint lowering activities when taken as a whole.
Reducing or eliminating all animal and dairy products from your diet is also vitally important because it IS something within your power right now that has both maximized carbon pollution reducing effectiveness and is within your personal zone of control. So much of what is needed to save the planet from climate destabilization is beyond our zones of influence.
If you want to do something truly effective to dramatically reduce your personal greenhouse gas emissions, we strongly recommend you get and read the book "Eat to Live" by Dr. Joel Furhman. In it you will learn about how to do your honestly effective personal part to save the planet from climate destabilization while also becoming healthier and looking better than you can imagine.
And finally, if you would like to learn more of the hard science facts behind why dramatically reducing your animal and dairy product intake or becoming a vegan is so important to the planet's climate future, watch the documentary called Cowspiracy and go to this key facts page http://www.cowspiracy.com/facts/ .
If you're really committed to reducing your environmental footprint, consider phasing in a plant-based diet. Why? Because the most highly leveraged environmental action any individual can take is to reduce or eliminate their consumption of animal products (meat, dairy and eggs). Vegan and vegetarian diets generate up to a whopping 42 percent fewer greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and have dramatically lower overall environmental impacts than non-vegetarian diets do. Consider this: Eating a plant-based diet less than one day per week reduces more greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than buying local food all year long, and switching to a full-time plant-based diet results in greater GHG reductions than switching from a sedan to a hybrid vehicle. Carol Misseldine
If going vegan is the single most effective thing that you can actually do to save the planet from global warming and climate destabilization, why aren't the big environmental organizations actively promoting and pushing it?
Start practicing more sustainability, frugality and lower energy use by going vegan. Be an example of the change you want to see. This is because that is what almost all of us will be forced to do these things in the later stages of catastrophic climate destabilization.
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