The Importance Of Bees To The Eco-System
The Side Effects Of Over-Fishing
Almost everyone I know is in love with sushi and I know I most certainly dream of sushi 5/7 days of the week but the steady rise of sushi restaurants create a dangerous demand for blue-fin tuna; this species has been over-fished for years, to the point that the population has dropped by 97%, and environmental activist warn that the species may become extinct in the near future if the fish isn’t listed as an endangered species soon.
What You Can Do: Reduce (or stop) your blue-fin tuna intake.
The Ignored Greenhouse Gas Contributor
If you have time, watch the documentary entitled Cowspiracy and be prepared to have your jaw dropped but if you don’t have time, then just know that the greenhouse gas emissions from the livestock industry are a staggering 51%, whereas the transportation sector amounts to a mere 13% of greenhouse gas emissions. Besides that, the dairy industry is immensely distressing as female cows are artificially inseminated (painfully) in order to produce milk – their male babies are then killed because male cows can’t produce milk and thus, are deemed useless.
What You Can Do: Reduce (or stop) your intake of red-meat and buy organic red-meat instead. Also, reduce (or stop) your dairy intake and try to switch towards consuming soy milk or almond milk or rice milk or hemp milk or flax milk or hazelnut milk…
The Bottled Truth
I used to constantly buy plastic bottled water without actually contemplating on the origin of the water (or on the possible side effects) but recently discovered the extent of the bottled water industry, specifically relating to Nestle; Nestle has created a drought in Sacramento, America, for four years now and has also recently created a drought in Wellington, Canada, in order to profit through stealing water from natural reserves then selling that water at a higher price – even Pakistan, Ethiopia, and Nigeria are affected by this strategy. Just imagine 8.3 million to 12 million litres of water being taken daily then realise that that is happening in Canada… Pictured below is the Klang Gates Dam, Malaysia, a reservoir used for water supply – I can’t help but wonder if water is taken from this reservoir then sold back to us?
What You Can Do: Refrain from buying bottled water under Nestle (S. Pellegrino, Perrier, Acqua Panna, Buxton, Montclair etc. – the list is almost endless). Also, invest in an eco-friendly water bottle!
“I became vegan because I saw footage of what really goes on in the slaughterhouses and on the dairy farms.” Ellen DeGeneres
P.s.: I couldn’t find a photo of a cow or cows so used a photo from Google images oops