Creative Vegetarian Meal Prep Guide | Brewing Happiness   Let's be real: no one person is responsible for the climate crisis. Just like no one person is going to solve it. Climate change and global warming are the result of decades of accumulated decisions by people with a lot more power than any of us. So please, do not feel guilty for driving a car, taking a flight, or eating a hamburger.

With that said, individuals acting together can spark change and drive momentum for social movements. The environmental impacts of the meat and dairy industries, as they stand (large-scale industrial agriculture using chemical fertilizers, growth hormones and antibiotics), are well documented. Moving to more plant-based options can only help to mitigate these impacts (even if it's only a tiny bit), and will also be more effective at reducing your footprint than trading in your car, or cancelling your overseas vacation. Not only can including plant-based meal choices improve your ecological footprint, but they are often reeeeally good for your overall health. 

That's why Our Place Initiative has launched #MeatlessMonday.

The environmental benefits of a plant-based diet are well-documented (and we'll try to highlight them below), but overall, eating plant-based reduces CO2 emissions, methane emissions, land footprint, and water usage. And just a quick fact: the industrial agricultural livestock sector is responsible for more emissions than all of transportation globally

Besides the doom and gloom, there are plenty of good reasons to eat more plant-based foods. It's great for your health. It's a growing industry with economic and financial opportunities. It's a growing trend among athletes and celebrities, from Mike Tyson and Arnold Schwarzenegger to Natalie Portman and Woody Harrison, to Novak Djokovic and practically half the players from the NFL's Tennessee Titans.

But most importantly... it's fun and delicious!! Check out what we've put together so far on our Instagram page:

Vegan "Chicken" Tacos

Recipe by: Minimalist Baker 

Vegan Pho

Recipe by: Connoisseurus Veg

Low Carb Vegan Dinner Bowl

Recipe by: Running On Real Food

Vegan Pad Thai Fresh Rolls

Recipe by: Lazy Cat Kitchen

For a little more info on the benefits of including more plant-based options into your diet, check out this short vid:


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