Today is Blog Action Day.
You know what I'm going to say, right?
The single most important thing you can do each and every day, as an individual, to help the environment, our planet, your own health and, of course, the animals is: Go Vegan!
Why? Well, you can find a lot of links explaining on Vegan Soapbox's Blog Action Day Post.
The bottom line is that going vegan will reduce your own person carbon footprint and contribution to climate change more than driving a hybrid or a myriad of other perfectly nice, but let's be clear, less effective, personal actions.
Now, I also happen to drive a hybrid. And I recycle. And I actually am very good at not over-consuming. I don't shop for clothes hardly ever. I buy my music and books electronically now. I try to shop for local and organic foods (easy for me, living in California.) I work via BlogHer to make our conferences greener.
So, being vegan isn't all I do to be green. But it is the most important thing I do.
And it is the thing I do over which I have the ultimate total and final control.
And if you consider yourself an environmentalist and you aren't doing it, you need to be thinking about why. because the answer is, I bet, going to be about personal pleasure and what you think your preferences are (having often never tried.)
And that, my friends, is the same rationale for driving a Hummer.
Happy Blog Action Day. did you participate? If so, leave a link in the comments, so i can read your thoughts!