Reducing our carbon footprint is essential to maintaining a healthy earth. A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced by an individual, including carbon dioxide.
The earth uses trees and the oceans as natural carbon sinks, to absorb carbon dioxide from
the atmosphere. However, with a growing population and advancements in technology, carbon dioxide emissions have skyrocketed at a pace that the carbon sinks cannot keep up with.
A simple but effective way to reduce one’s carbon footprint is by eating less meat! According to Climate Nexus, an environmental news source, farming practices and meat production are accountable for 44% of all greenhouse gas emissions and is the second largest contributor behind fossil fuels.
By cutting out meat and other animal products, not only do we reduce our carbon footprint, we
also lead healthier lifestyles.