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Veggie Thursday in Singapore

While we can do many things to reduce our carbon emissions, many of these things are much less effective than changing our diet which, in terms of individual action, is the best thing we can do.”

- JAMES HANSEN

Meat-free days are a campaign to reduce anthropogenic climate change and improve human health and animal welfare by reducing factory farming.

It has been endorsed by the city councils of Ghent, Belgium; Hasselt, Belgium; Mechelen, Belgium; São Paulo, Brazil; Bremen, Germany; and Cape Town, South Africa   (Source: Wikipedia)

The various Green groups in Singapore have got together to support Veggie Thursday – a movement to pledge one meat free day a week. Veggie Thursday is to encourage those on a meat based diet to go completely meat free on Thursdays. It’s great for your health, for the planet and for animals! And it can be fun too, as there are lots of interesting dishes to explore using a variety of nutritious grains, nuts, seeds, beans, vegetables and fruits.

Come and join in by taking a pledge to go meat-free on Thursdays. You can sign the Veggie Thursday pledge here. Feel Good and Do Good!

Click here to see the Endorsing Organisations in Singapore

Less Meat = Less Heat

Here are some facts about meat :

* Livestock contributes to 18% of all global greenhouse gas emissions, 37% of all human caused methane (23 times more potent than C02) and 65% of all human caused N2O (29% more potent than Co2) [based on FAO 2006 report]

*Livestock is the largest human use of land – taking up 30% of the ice-free land surface on Earth, and is the major cause of deforestation. 70% of previously forested land in the Amazon is used for cattle grazing and growing crops for animal feed

* While leaving 800 million people malnourished, 760 million tonnes of grains were fed to livestock in 2007.

* At least 7 kg of grains and 15,500 litres of water are required to produce 1 kg of beef

(Source: Vegetarian Society Singapore brochure)

Further links you may be interested in:

1. EWTT: THE CHINA STUDY by Prof Colin Campbell

2. Tree Hugger founder Graham Hill on Why he’s a Weekday Vegetarian

3.  Paul McCartney sings Meat Free Monday

4. “What a difference a day makes” is the title and main theme of a beautifully produced motion graphics film launched by UK campaign group in, Animal Aid.

5. Cape Town launches Meat Free Day

6: Guardian UK : UN says Eat Less Meat to Curb Global Warming

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