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World Vegan Day: how having a plant-based diet is a climate change solution

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🗞️ Driving the news: World Vegan Day highlights the environmental benefits of a plant-based diet, emphasizing its role in combating climate change
• The global food system, including meat and dairy production, is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and resource depletion

🔭 The context: Adopting a vegan diet can lead to a significant reduction in water usage, greenhouse gas emissions, water pollution, and land use
• Even small changes, such as participating in Meatless Monday, can contribute to these positive impacts

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Transitioning to a plant-based diet addresses one of the major drivers of climate change, offering a tangible solution to reduce our environmental footprint 
• This shift is crucial for ensuring sustainable food and water supplies for the global population

⏭️ What's next: Raising awareness about the environmental benefits of a vegan diet and encouraging gradual adoption of plant-based meals can drive change
• This approach supports global efforts to mitigate climate change and promotes a sustainable future

💬 One quote: "If the entire global population switched to a vegan diet, there would be sufficient food and water for everyone" (Steve MacLaughlin, award-winning meteorologist at NBC6)

📈 One stat: The global food system contributes to 33% of the planet’s greenhouse gas emissions and utilizes 70% of the world’s freshwater supply

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