21st June will be Vegan Earth Day

Posted on May 2, 2014

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Today (1st May), an item was posted on sayiamgreen.com titled ‘Dennis Kucinich proclaims June 21st Vegan Earth Day’. Dennis Kucinich is a vegan US Congressman.

‘… United States becomes first nation in the world to formally recognize Vegan Earth Day

The world’s first annual Vegan Earth Day celebration was held at Pierce College in Woodland Hills California, USA, on June 21, 2009. The brainchild of Bob Linden, producer and host of Go Vegan with Bob Linden, a California-based global radio program, Vegan Earth Day immediately received national recognition. Mr. Linden conceived of the idea of Vegan Earth Day out of a concern that the largest contributors to climate change were not being addressed in other Earth Day celebrations. He stated “In 2006, the United Nations told us that the livestock sector contributed 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. Now we understand that climate change is advancing faster than scientists predicted, and that methane from cows is over 20 times more deadly a greenhouse gas, and nitrous oxide from cows over 200 times more potent. This means the livestock industry is even more culpable in addressing climate change than we ever imagined. The only true green lifestyle then is vegan. It’s shocking, but meat and dairy cause global warming more than all transportation combined. So I started Vegan Earth Day so people would understand that the most important thing they can do to save the planet is eat a vegan diet. Let’s not depend on governments to save the environment. It’s up to us, each of us individually, to go vegan today, and then every day will be a real earth day!” …’

Read the item, view video and add your comment online at http://sayiamgreen.com/blog/2012/05/dennis-kucinich-proclaims-june-21st-vegan-earth-day/

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