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Try one meat-free day a week

Commit to a vegetarian diet one day a week, cutting out all meat and fish products.

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Why this pledge is so important

Albert Einstein once said, ‘Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.’

A global switch to more veggie-focused diets could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by two thirds and save 8 million lives by 2050. Red meat is responsible for 10 to 40 times as many greenhouse gas emissions as veggies and grains. Beef creates up to 105kg of greenhouse gases per 100g of meat, compared to tofu which produces less than 3.5kg.

Although it might seem daunting, with so many supermarkets, restaurants, food bloggers and chefs getting behind the meat-free trend, it’s never been easier to make the change. In supermarkets there are now entire sections dedicated to meat-free alternatives, providing easy and tasty options that don’t harm our furry friends.

An easy weekday favourite of ours is Linda McCartney sausages with mash and veg, in stews or salads, not only do they taste delicious, they are widely available across all supermarkets AND come in a cardboard box with no plastic packaging! Win, win, win!

Now that we know we can fight climate change with diet change, we can only really blame ourselves if we don’t attempt to take action.

Go on… give it a try!

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