Here’s Why You Have the Power to Protect the Environment

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Today is World Environment Day, and planet Earth is facing plenty of threats, with more challenges undoubtedly ahead. The good news is you don’t need to be a politician or a cape-wearing superhero to enact change. Each one of us has the power to help protect the planet we all call home. That’s why Compassion Over Killing launched the Plant-Powered Planet Protectors …

7 Signs the Future Is Vegan

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Do you think a world without factory farming and the killing of billions of farmed animals each year sounds more like a Utopian dream (or a Star Trek fantasy)? Believe it or not, an animal-friendly world could be closer than previously imagined. People worldwide are recognizing the devastating toll of animal agribusiness — on the environment, human health, and our collective sense of ethics. There’s …

Want to Fight Climate Change? Use Your Fork & Eat Green!

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Forbes recently ranked 9 things each of us can do to fight climate change. Standing strong at #1: “Become a vegetarian, or better yet a vegan!” And the article even states that if you give up meat and dairy just one day each week “it will still be the most important action you can take,” since animal agriculture’s contribution to greenhouse gas emissions could be as high …

For Earth Day, Here’s How to Eat to Save the Planet

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If there’s one thing science has proven in recent years, it’s that animal agriculture is a plague on the planet. From Cowspiracy, the documentary, to a recent study by Oxford University, research has revealed that raising cows, pigs, chickens, and fish for food has led to deforestation, ocean dead zones, water pollution, climate change, and a whole host of other …

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What’s on Your Plate for Earth Day?

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This April 22 marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, which aims empower individuals to take meaningful actions in their everyday lives that collectively contribute to the preservation of our planet. As the founder of Earth Day, late Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, explained: “Our goal is not just an environment of clean air and water and scenic beauty. The objective …

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Food Waste in America: From Slaughterhouse to Landfill

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Last month, world leaders convened in New York City for the UN Climate Summit sparking headlines around the world.  While scientists and politicians continue to debate the causes of and solutions to climate change, one topic gaining attention outside of the board rooms is food waste. According to a recent article in The Washington Post, “Roughly a third of the …

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Tyson Foods Facing Criminal Investigation for Polluting Water and Killing Fish

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In addition to being exposed in undercover videos for shocking animal abuse, Tyson Foods has also been in the news for food safety issues, meat recalls, and worker safety issues that have resulted in federal fines. Now, this multinational corporation – which is the second largest meat producer in the world – is the focus of a criminal investigation by the Environmental …

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New Movie “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret” Puts Environmental Executives in the Hot Seat

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Like many of us, Kip Anderson was inspired by Al Gore’s 2006 documentary, An Inconvenient Truth. An environmentalist at heart, Kip was quick to incorporate the film’s suggestions in an effort to reduce his carbon footprint. But he wanted to do more so he could have more of a meaningful impact and that’s when he discovered that the single greatest …

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Eating Meat Threatens Wolves, Polar Bears to Extinction

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We already know that forgoing meat saves lives: it helps protect farmed animals as well as our own personal health. According to Stephanie Feldstein, population and sustainability director for the Center for Biological Diversity, cutting back on burgers may save even more lives than we thought: In her recent article published on Huffington Post, she explains: “Most people don’t think …