The 5th of April is almost here and it’s known as “Vegan for a day” day! What’s this all about? Is it something trivial or could it actually benefit you?
- A Day to Think About the Animals
The Humane Society of Louisiana has been insisting that residents in the region of New Orleans try going vegan for a day on the 5th April. The reason is to highlight being cruelty-free and assisting a more humane economy.
- What Can You Do in One Day?
Even if you don’t live in New Orleans, you can still take part in this initiative. You might be wondering how being vegan for just 24 hours can help the world and animals, though, right? Well, here are some interesting facts to chew on:
- Going vegetarian/vegan for one day would save 100 billion gallons of water.
- You’d save 1.5 billion pounds of crops that feed livestock. This is sufficient to feed the entire state of New Mexico for over a year.
Isn’t that inspiring to go vegan for one day?
- A Ripple Effect of Good Deeds
The best thing about this one-day initiative is that when you start doing something good for the planet and being healthier, this will motivate you to want to continue. One day of being vegan will quickly translate into more days, and months and years. Then imagine the difference you will be making! However, it’s also okay if you choose to be more flexible with your vegan/vegetarian lifestyle. If you can't go completely vegan forever, don't let that stop you from doing it on a smaller scale as you can still make a valuable contribution to the world. Doing what you can manage might feel like a copout, but bear this in mind: if you just swapped one chicken meal for a vegetarian one every week, you would prevent CO2 from being released into the environment. How much is that? The equivalent of removing half a million cars from the road!
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