October 22, 2020 6 min read
So, you’re thinking about going plant-based? Heck yeah, friend! Whether it’s for health, animal rights, or environmental reasons, I cannot encourage you enough to embark on this journey! I became a vegetarian about 10 years ago, and then went full plant-based in 2017. As Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh has said, “making the transition to a plant-based diet may be the most effective way an individual can stop climate change."
Here are some studies, materials, and tips to make your plant-based transition supported and smooth. Let’s get into it!
A film that also shaped my environmental journey is “Before the Flood.” Leonardo DiCaprio interviewed experts around the world who were creating solutions to combat climate change. You can either watch the full film HERE, or fast forward to 50:57.
And lastly, listen to this NPR “How I Built This” podcast featuring Ethan Brown, founder of Beyond Meat. He makes some excellent points about the impact of animal agriculture and methane gas, and how we cannot sustain a growing projected population of 9+ billion people on a meat diet.
The Game Changer
What the Health
Forks Over Knives
Before the Flood
Biggest Little Farm
The No Meat Athlete Cookbook
Vegans Under Pressure
Forks Over Knives Cookbook
Lauren Ferree (ReLauren) is an environmentalist and video producer from Los Angeles. Being born + raised in California, Lauren has always had an affinity to the beach and ocean, and protecting these playgrounds was her entry into the environmental space as she plugged into the Surfrider Foundation. She then received a post-grad certificate at UCLA in Sustainability, which switched her activism into high gear. She has dedicated her social media channels to educating others on plastic pollution and the climate crisis, while sharing inspiring sustainable steps we as individuals can do to raise our voices, demand action, and be the change we wish to see in the world. Lauren also loves cooking delicious plant-based meals, hanging in her mom's oasis of a garden, snagging a rad thrifted find, and good ole conversations with friends (typically shared over a warm cup of coffee).
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