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Go Green for St. Patty’s Day and Go Veg…Meat’s not Green!

March 17th, 2011 by Webmaster

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Today we celebrate the Irish, guzzle a green beer, and wear a shamrock pin. But this year instead of just wearing green, why not go green! Animal agriculture is responsible for more than half the total human-caused greenhouse gas emissions and numerous other environmental impacts water waste and pollution, overgrazing, deforestation, loss of habitat and species, wasting of resources and energy, and overfishing. These dramatic and impactful problems are manageable and reversible with a global shift to a vegan diet. Eating a plant-based diet is one of the most powerful things you can do to reduce your own carbon footprint. Here’s some traditional Irish recipes, like Corned Beef-Less Tips & Cabbage and Irish Coffee Cupcakes – minus the animal products, to help you go green and celebrate St. Paddy’s Day

This time of year is also for the annual Meatout and the goal for 2011 is to serve vegan food to 20,000 people in the month of March. Be part of this historic effort and learn more here. IDA will be joining forces with FARM for this year’s Meatout to feed 1300 people vegan Tofurky sandwiches at a peace rally in San Francisco showing that peace begins on your plate!

A vegan diet is your lucky pot of gold at the end of the rainbow that will help preserve your health and the health of the planet. Happy St. Patty’s Day!