Some of the 350Marin Climate-Diet Team at the March for Real Climate Leadership
In order to strengthen 350Marin’s broader mission to end the urgent climate crisis threatening life on our planet, the 350Marin Climate-Diet Team works to raise awareness and understanding of animal agriculture as a leading driver of climate change, and the importance of acting to quickly decrease its destructive footprint.
We invite everyone who is interested in this topic to join with us to:
- present information about the ecological and social justice consequences of animal agriculture
- educate about the environmental benefits of a plant-based diet
- promote sustainable food production
- engage in direct action
Join us on our Meetup Page to find out about our upcoming events and actions.
Tell Gov. Brown How Vegans Save Water
California's Save Our Water website is promoting a new social campaign #KeepSavingCA asking people to take selfies with a waterdrop drawing with CA inside. They want to know how you are saving water.
Let's inundate them on Instagram and Twitter using their hashtag #KeepSavingCA
Use the picture on this sheet or draw the waterdrop on your hand
Members of the 350Marin Climate-Diet Team tabling at the Conscious Eating Conference - April 2015
What is Sustainability? Climate Change, Health, Ethics, and The Next Agriculture
Sustainable agriculture, climate, health and ethics are interdependent. Read What is Sustainability? Climate Change, Health, Ethics, and The Next Agriculture, a new paper by the Climate-Diet Team, by clicking HERE.
Climate-Diet Connections – What Others Say
The Guardian Newspaper, UK
UN urges global move to meat and dairy-free diet
“Lesser consumption of animal products is necessary to save the world from the worst impacts of climate change.”
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
The importance of reduced meat and dairy consumption for meeting stringent climate change targets Targeting the fossil fuel industry alone is insufficient because “the agricultural emissions … may be too high. Thus we have to take action in both sectors.”
Chatham House: The Royal Institute of International Affairs
Left Unchecked, Western Diets Could Derail Climate Action
“If the energy sector is successfully decarbonized by 2050, our diets can make the difference between the two-degree scenario in which dangerous climate change is averted and the four-degree scenario described by the World Bank as one of ‘cataclysmic’ climate change.”
Dietary greenhouse gas emissions of meat-eaters, fish-eaters, vegetarians and vegans in the UK
“… dietary GHG emissions in self-selected meat-eaters are approximately twice as high as those in vegans.”
Will we be restricted to a vegetarian diet by 2050?
“Animal protein-rich food consumes five to 10 times more water than a vegetarian diet, and one third of the world’s arable land is used to grow crops to feed animals.”
Water Conservation Tips
“The water it takes to produce the average American diet alone—approximately 1,000 gallons per person per day—is more than the global average water footprint of 900 gallons per person per day for diet, household use, transportation, energy, and the consumption of material goods.”
This graphic shows how much water is used for the average American diet (click on the image for a larger version)
Climate-Diet Team on Post Carbon Radio
Post-Carbon Radio covers the climate crisis from a range of perspectives centered on Northern California. Climate change is the ultimate inter-related issue, so the show includes news and perspectives on clean and dirty energy, the economy, social justice, and even war and peace by featuring people, movements and new ideas about climate change from around the world and in West Marin County.
Petition to Give Californians the #1 Water-Saving Tip!
California's statewide water-saving program Save Our Water isn't addressing the #1 way residents can actually save the most water – by far. This crucial information is desperately needed during our severe ongoing drought.
This petition simply asks Save Our Water to begin encouraging (not forcing) residents to make more plant-based food choices while reducing or eliminating animal-based food choices. Californians can't afford to waste another day without having the information they need to make truly water-wise choices.
Take Action - sign the Petition
For more information about the Climate-Diet Team contact Dillia at firstname.lastname@example.org