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Meatless Mondays?

At Clophill Eco Lodges we are going meat-free on Mondays! 




Why you ask?

Meat production is a leading contributor to global warming which negatively impacts our environment and we at the Eco Lodges believe that we should be adapting our lifestyles in order to be more eco-friendly.


How does going Meat-free help the Planet?

If everyone went meat-free one day a week it would be the equivalent of 500 million cars not running on the roads! The production of meat causes many greenhouse gases, deforestation, water pollution and health problems to occur which harms the Earth, humans and animals. Greenhouse gases are hazardous as it keeps the heat that is caused by the sun throughout the day in the atmosphere, when it is meant to leave the atmosphere to cool down the Earth’s surface. Therefore, we are seeing a change in our climate which is affecting environments such as Oceans as it is causing corals to die due to the water rising in temperature. 


How can you help the Planet?

You can help the planet simply by eating less meat, like joining our challenge by not eating meat on Mondays for the month of May. You can also help by buying organically, locally grown meat which meets RSPCA standards. Places where you can get this meat includes the Co-Op supermarket which has its own brand of goods which contains meat and poultry that is all RSPCA approved and is Driving the Red Tractor assured (www.redtractor.org.uk).


Credits:

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/may/07/true-cost-of-eating-meat-environment-health-animal-welfare


UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, agriculture, forestry and other land use accounts for 24% of greenhouse gases


A 2017 landmark study found that the top three meat firms – JBS, Cargill and Tyson – emitted more greenhouse gases in 2016 than all of France.


A study last year showed, for example, that if all Americans substituted beans for beef, the country would be close to meeting the greenhouse gas goals agreed by Barack Obama.

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