Weekday Vegetarian

We all know the arguments that being vegetarian is better for the environment and for the animals — but in a carnivorous culture, it can be hard to make the change. Graham Hill has a powerful, pragmatic suggestion: Be a weekday veg.

Something I’ve always tried to care more about and do more about is loving the environment. Wanting to recycle more and at home, use less paper products and plastic, reuse as much as possible, and eat less meat. I went on a year streak of being a vegetarian and only eat turkey or chicken whenever I craved it. I did really good on that but then started to eat it more so I stopped considering myself a vegetarian. Fast-forward three years, I realized I actually eat very little meat. I might have a casual chicken wrap here and there, or seafood is my biggest lust, or eat whatever the family makes (which usually involves meat). I choose the easy option and because meat surrounds our society’s culture, I usually just choose it. But after seeing this ted talk one day, it hit me. You don’t need to be full on vegan or vegetarian to be making a difference on your body and earth. Even just lessening how much meat you eat per week down to only on the weekends or maybe just twice a week if you eat out a day other than the weekend. This is a goal I think I can easily accomplish and hope others look into more as well!

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