Why Get Involved in World Meat Free Day?
So, why take part in World Meat Free Day? It’s simple really. You see, experts say that by 2050 the world’s population is set to increase to over 9 billion people*. That’s 30% higher than today. If we don’t make any changes to our diet by then, the increase in meat production is forecast to reach 200 million tonnes**. This is a demand that simply cannot be met. So, we’re asking YOU to go meat free just for one day on the 13th June, so you can see not only the impact it can have on your health and the environment, but also how delicious and easy it can be, so that you consider going meat free more often in the future.
The impact you can make is quite staggering. Just one person going meat free for a day gives the carbon equivalent saving to boiling a kettle 388 times, saves the equivalent daily water usage of 9 people and a fat saving of 11g!
A family of four gives the carbon equivalent saving to leaving a lightbulb on for 16 days, saves 360 calories and the equivalent daily water that one person uses over a month!
It’s clear that going meat free even one day a week has significant benefits both for you and for the planet. Visit the World Meat Free Website for more information and to see how we can all make a really big difference.