Hello all and happy Friday! This week has been absolutely ah-mazing (understatement of the century). Working on the blog from home is what I have been doing every Saturday and Sunday for over a year so basically now my entire work week feels like the weekend, one of the benefits of doing what you love for a living. The only thing that could end this week on an even higher note would be ANNOUNCING A NEW SERIES! *cue the roar of an excited audience* This is possibly my favorite series ever because I think that it is quick, helpful and fun for everyone involved. The series is called “Change One Thing” and every Friday we will be featuring a tip on one teensy-tiny thing that you can change in your daily life to make the world a better place. With that in mind I present you with our first ever tip – drum-roll please:
Change One Thing: Meat Your Maker
When I switched to becoming “vegan” (I still eat dairy occasionally in restaurants) I was so worried that strict vegans would look down on me or that I wouldn’t know how to classify what exactly I was comfortable eating. But when I heard the statistic that going vegan saves 198 animals a year (vegetarians save 100), I knew I had to act.
But here’s the thing, maybe you don’t want to go vegan because you can’t give up cheese, but meat and eggs are not your jam. So just stop eating meat and eggs and keep munching on the brie! The whole reason you are making this change is to help the environment as best as you can! So you like meat? That is fine, but instead of eating meat every day, maybe cut yourself down to four days a week.
The point I am trying to make is that you don’t need to put a label on it, just cut down where you feel the most comfortable and where you are less likely to cave later on due to cravings.
Also don’t forget that not all of your ecological impact comes from food. You could continue to eat cheese and maybe plant some flowers that help repopulate bees in your yard. Or keep eating meat three days a week and start buying non-animal tested beauty products. Life is about balance and everyone finds theirs in a different spot.