FEATURED VEGAN MEAL:
Spinach Ravioli in Barolo Pomodoro Sauce
As someone who is passionate about protecting the environment, consider this:
- 550 gallons of water can be saved when you choose the vegan meal (versus the steak option) at the Gala. SOURCE
- 55% of water consumed in the US is used for animal agriculture while only 5% of water consumed in the US is used by private homes. SOURCE
- Over 50% of water pollution is caused by raising livestock. SOURCE
- 2,500 gallons of water are needed to produce 1 pound of beef. SOURCE
- 1,000 gallons of water are required to produce 1 gallon of milk. SOURCE
- Animal agriculture contributes more to climate change than the entire transportation industry. SOURCE
Select the vegan menu option at this year’s Gala to further support GSWA and the environment.
“A vegan diet is probably the single biggest way to reduce your impact on planet Earth, not just greenhouse gases, but global acidification, eutrophication, land use and water use,” says Oxford University’s Joseph Poore.
As faculty at Oxford University, he exhaustive study published in the prestigious journal Science on the full impact of animal products, from the feedlot to your plate.
Interesting and Informative Reads…
- “Meatless Meals” Star Ledger, July 15, 2019
- “Meat industry blamed for largest-ever ‘dead zone’ in Gulf of Mexico” The Guardian
- “12 Reasons Why ‘Cowspiracy’ Is the Next ‘Blackfish’” PETA
- “Avoiding meat and dairy is ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth” The Guardian
- “Stop Mocking Vegans“, New York Times