One of the main benefits of a vegan diet is the positive impact it can have on the environment. According to researchers at Oxford Martin School, widespread adoption of a meat-free diet could see greenhouse gas emissions drop by 63%, or 70% for a vegan diet. So can veganism really stop climate change?
We’ve been working with The Vegan Society for ten years now, and have achieved a lot together in that time. Elena Orde, Campaigns and Communications Officer at The Vegan Society told us more.
Animal agriculture is responsible for 14.5% of global emissions, so reducing the amount of meat in your diet is a great way to have a positive impact on the environment. There are health benefits too, as experts advise eating less red meat and little, if any, processed meat. Small changes - such as having one meat-free day a week - can make a big difference and may also lead to a bigger shift in eating habits.
With the clocks having gone back and the darker evenings upon us, it’s soon time to get ready for Bonfire Night. We’ve already provided some great tips on how to enjoy the evening in the greenest way possible. Now we bring you some fantastic vegan recipes to cater for your celebrations.
Bonfire Night is a popular event for families across the UK but as we become increasingly conscious of the environment, it’s important to consider the impact this annual event has. The effects on air quality and wildlife can’t be ignored, but with a little consideration, bringing a bit of light-hearted fun to the darker nights doesn’t have to be guilt ridden.
Along with energy, transport and food, we focus on nature as part of our mission to create a greener Britain. We’ve planted a wildflower area at our head office in Stroud, which provides a source of food for our local pollinators, and we’ve installed bee homes so there are ready-made places for shelter.