HOW YOU CAN HELP
The good news is - we can still make a difference. We haven't screwed everything up for good just yet. Reducing your carbon footprints and food miles are the first steps you can take to become proactive and healing in a world that is desperate for help.
Try your hardest to live a life that is low impact, and reduce your use of this world’s precious resources. They will run out and be unavailable for our children, our children's children and the generations to come. Opt for animal free food and beverage choices. For yourself, your health, the animals and our planet. Please. When everyone makes a conscious effort to consume a plant based diet, recycle and reuse what they can and reduce waste both in our homes and on the planet, a remarkable change is within reach. I mean that. Seriously. 7.4 billion of us. That means 7.3 billion chances to make a change and once and for all give back to a planet that has provided us with life and the ability to thrive.
Here are some facts that you may or may not know ....
There are currently 7.4 billion people on this planet
There are currently 153 million orphans in the world
On average 360,000 people are born a day
On average 151,600 people die each day
There are 795 million people in the world who do not have enough food to lead a healthy life
There are 783 million people who do not have access to clean water and almost 2.5 billion people who do not have access to adequate sanitation
On average 8 million people die annually from the consequences of water related diseases
Over 56 billion farmed animals are killed every year by humans (not including fish or sea creatures)
More than 3,000 animals die every second in slaughter houses around the world (not including fish or sea creatures)
It can take anywhere from 4,000 to 18,000 gallons of water to make one 1/3 pound hamburger
It can take anywhere from 2,000 to 6,000 gallons of water to produce one gallon of cow's milk
On average it takes approximately 34 gallons of water to produce one pound of potatoes
Livestock is responsible for 65% of all human related emissions of Nitrous Oxide - A greenhouse gas with 296 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide (And which stays in our atmosphere for 150 years)
Animal agriculture is the leading cause of all species extinction, ocean dead zones, water pollution and habitat destruction
A child dies from hunger every 2 seconds
Every year 760 million tons of grain are fed to livestock
That 760 million tons of grain could solve our global food shortage 14 times