Green Your Diet: Think Vegetarian
Tip #2: Think vegan and vegetarian.
Aside from the heath and weight benefits of a plant-based diet (vegans and vegetarians are at lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer), the choice to refrain from eating meat — or simply being mindful about eating less of it — helps the planet tremendously. Considering that livestock production is the cause of nearly 20% of the world’s greenhouse gases — more than the entire transportation sector — and that animal factory farms pollute U.S. waterways more than all other industrial sources combined, it's clear how it would behoove us all to eat less meat. If you think you'll having trouble making the switch, try some carnivore-recommended faux meats.
Tell us: Do you plan to eat less meat in 2012?