If you haven’t noticed already I’m Leigh, a Northern Irish girl with a love for the Environment and life.
Ghandi’s quote “Be the change you wish to see in the world” is a popular one but also very true! Feeling a deep connection to the Earth we live on throughout my life it has always been within me to try be that change.
I was on eco-schools team in primary school, did litter pick-ups a lot. Then in high school I decided to use waste products to do my projects in Geography class; with sweet wrappers I created bracelets and necklaces, of course it was a success. When I had to switch schools I got offered the chance to help run a environmental club for younger students, this was a great experience with activities to help the environment and develop people’s awareness of the issues such as climate change and carbon footprints.
However I found calling myself an Environmentalist and an animal lover a bit hypocritical when I was still putting “meat” on my plate at meal times. I just had to change this! I turned vegetarian cutting out all meat and fish from my diet, while doing this I did some research on the vegan lifestyle and found some amazing facts that is normally hidden from us (its like being blind to the truth for their own profits) I finally woke up to the truth!
The industry of animal agriculture I lived off growing up is one of the largest causes of climate change (causing 51% of greenhouse gases emitted into our atmosphere) Why was eating meat so much more important than saving our planet?! I also found out that the vegan diet was much more sustainable for the environment (plant-based diet requires 1/3 less land for crops than that of a “meat-eating” diet.) I started slowly removing all animal products from my diet AND life completely.
I save 1,100 gallons of water, 45 pounds of grains, 30 sq.ft of forests, 20Ibs of CO2 and ONE animal EVERYDAY! You could say I’m a superhero for the animals and the Environment!
My diet is different everyday!
I do have a range of grasses to choose from! How lucky am I? A typical day in my diet usually looks like a lot of huge fruit smoothies, pancakes, LOTS of greens and a giant dinner consisting of veggies, carbs and salads. If you want to see for yourself what a vegan typically eats in a day check out my What I Eat in a Day series.
It’s all good filling my body with whole foods, eating a nutritional balanced vegan diet and eating it regularly with NO restrictions (other than the no animal by-products) we will all be healthy and saving the world if we all did the same!.. What is stopping you from making the switch now?
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