Many of us are becoming more aware of ways to become sustainable. Choosing reusable instead of disposable, finding new uses for old things, recycling and buying recycled products, reducing waste, but do you ever think of eating more veggies as a way to be greener? A plant-based diet helps aid in maintaining or regaining your health. I never really thought further than how it was good for my personal health. What about the health of our planet? A diet sourcing only plant-based protein requires far fewer resources to sustain someone than a diet heavy in animal products.

Our food travels an average of 1,200 miles before it reaches us, so buy locally produced items to save energy and prevent emissions from going into the air. Find a farmers market in your area (USDA.gov). Choose fresh foods instead of frozen, since frozen foods require 10 times more energy to produce. Organic foods are good for the environment and good for your health since hormones, pesticides, as well as other potentially hazardous practices are not used.

Switching to a plant based diet is not only sustainable but great for your health. You don’t have to do it over night, start slow, do some research & figure out what works for you. Below I’ve listed a few resources I found.

What to Eat by Marion Nestle

Forks Over Knives

Mind Body Green

The Guardian -- 10 ways vegetarianism can help save the planet

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