There’s a decision you make at least three times a day, every day, that has a greater impact on the planet than watering lawns, leaving the lights on, using plastic bottles — even more impact than driving cars: what you choose to put on your plate. All over the world native wildlife faces a tremendous threat from meat production through habitat loss, water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions; in the United States one federal program alone kills millions of wild animals at the behest of the livestock industry. That’s why what we eat is one of the most important decisions we make, given the more than 7 billion people on the planet. If you want to reduce your carbon footprint, choose to Take Extinction Off Your Plate by eating less or no meat.
Reducing the amount of meat you eat is not only better for your health, but also for wildlife and the planet. You can help protect animals from wolves to sea turtles every time you sit down for a meal or grab a snack. The choice is simple: Eat less meat, save more wildlife.
Whether encouraging friends to eat an Earth-friendly diet or advocating for campus-wide change, you need to start somewhere — and that starting point may be closer than you think. Here are 4 Ways to Make Your Campus Extinction-free with an Earth-friendly Diet: