When thinking about climate change solutions many of us visualize an electric car, a wind turbine, or a solar panel. Fewer people think about eating more plants.
However, The Drawdown Project has made projections on emissions reduction for multiple solutions. By following a plant-rich diet, consumers have the power to withhold 65-92 Gt from the cumulative amount of CO2 projected to be released by 2050. While still beneficial, a switch to electric vehicles is only projected to reduce our 30 year cumulative CO2 output by 12-16 Gt. . Maybe, as individuals, changing our diet is one of the most effective ways to fight climate change.
Not just YOUR diet. OUR diet. Together we make a difference.
1Kg of beef generates 100 kg CO2eq compared with 1kg CO2eq from 1Kg peas, also a good protein source. You may explore how different foods compare in terms of emissions in this chart.
Do you think people around you are aware of the power of plants for our planet? Tell them about it and see how they react.