plant-based

‘Greenwash,’ ‘Microgrid’ and ‘Oat Milk’ Are New Terms in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary

‘Greenwash,’ ‘Microgrid’ and ‘Oat Milk’ Are New Terms in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Merriam-Webster has just added 370 new terms to its dictionary, several of which are linked to sustainability. Among the new terms added are “greenwash,” “microgrid,” “oat milk” and “plant-based,” as well as other sustainability-related terms like “supply chain” and “virtue signaling.” First used in 1986 by environmentalist Jay Westerveld, “greenwashing” was originally coined in reference […]

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    Switching to Plant-Based Diet Could Yield ‘Double Climate Dividend’ for Rich Nations

    Switching to Plant-Based Diet Could Yield ‘Double Climate Dividend’ for Rich Nations

    Nature consists of chain reactions, many of them complex and far-reaching. In a recent study, published in the journal Nature Food, researchers found that if wealthier countries ate less meat and more vegetables, farmland could be rewilded, leaving it for native plants and trees to grow. And the carbon dioxide reduction from the atmosphere could be huge: 98.3 billion tons by the end of the century, BBC News reported.

    Meat Substitutes 101: Everything You Need to Know

    Meat Substitutes 101: Everything You Need to Know

    The demand for plant-based meat alternatives has soared as concerns for animal welfare, biodiversity and environmental impact moved to the forefront of global news in the last few decades. A 2021 study published in Nature Food found that animal-based foods account for twice more greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than plant-based foods. Researchers noted that 57% […]

    How to Participate in Veganuary 2022

    How to Participate in Veganuary 2022

    Are you looking for a New Year’s Resolution that will be healthy for both you and the planet? Veganuary is here to support you in trying out a plant-based diet for the first 31 days of 2022, and maybe beyond. “I think that January is the perfect time to try vegan,” Veganuary U.S. Director Wendy […]

    7 Easy Ways to Cut Down on Meat in Your Diet

    7 Easy Ways to Cut Down on Meat in Your Diet

    It’s common knowledge that meat has an outsized impact on the environment, but a new study finds that the consequences are even more dire than previously thought. The study, published by Nature Research in 2021, determined that meat is responsible for nearly 60% of all food-production-related greenhouse gas emissions, which is 2x more than plant-based […]

    Getting to the Root of Our Outdated Food System

    Getting to the Root of Our Outdated Food System

    While producing enough food to eat is as basic as human civilization itself, there are times, historically, when following traditional methods falls short. During such crises, survival can depend upon migration or innovation. We are now challenged by the upper limits of our planet to produce enough food sustainably and responsibly to meet growing demand […]

    8 Easy Vegan Meal Prep Ideas

    8 Easy Vegan Meal Prep Ideas

    Eating vegan sometimes requires some creativity, and that can translate to more time spent in the kitchen. While some people love experimenting with recipes, there’s not always enough time in the day — especially during busy weekdays — to prepare something delicious. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to make vegan meals quick and easy. […]

    5 Good Things That Happened for the Planet in 2021

    5 Good Things That Happened for the Planet in 2021

    It wasn’t all bad. Here’s some of the good news from this year. Environmental Rights Amendment Passes in New York Markus Spiske / Pexels In November, New Yorkers voted to add 15 words to the Bill of Rights of the New York State Constitution, stating that “each person shall have a right to clean air […]