47| Vegan vs. Plant-Based and the Environmental Harms of Animal Agriculture with Ariel Green
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It is the end of January, the end of the first month of a new year. It's also the end of Veganuary, a challenge that takes place in January to encourage people to be vegan. I know many people have set resolutions to be more sustainable in different ways, and one of my new year's resolutions is to eat more plant-based meals. In this episode I'll talk more about veganism and plant-based diets that people within the sustainability community partake in and have conversations around.

This episode will explore:

  • the environmental impacts of animal agriculture
  • the differences between vegan, plant-based, vegetarian, and pescatarian
  • Ariel's history with vegetarianism and veganism

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Sources: 

EPA 2019 Sources of Greenhouse Gases: https://www.epa.gov/ghgemissions/sources-greenhouse-gas-emissions

Visual Capitalist Greenhouse gas emissions break down: https://www.visualcapitalist.com/cp/a-global-breakdown-of-greenhouse-gas-emissions-by-sector/

Gro Intelligence: https://gro-intelligence.com/insights/saving-the-planet-and-your-big-mac-too

UN climate-change report calls for change to human diet: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02409-7


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