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Consider veganism

| Wednesday, January 13, 2016

As the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris recently came to a close, you may be considering ways in which you can make a positive environmental impact. There are certainly plenty of small changes every individual can make to help improve the world’s environment. If you are unsure of what you can do and want to take action, consider the impact of veganism.

It is widely known that animal agriculture is one of the primary causes of global greenhouse-gas emissions. Although the numbers vary by study, one recent study by the Worldwatch Institute determined that at least 51 percent of greenhouse gas emissions are caused by raising animals for food.

Even if you’re not one to consider a full-fledged vegan diet and lifestyle, you should at least consider the benefits of small changes. Whether you decide to go vegan for a day, a week or life, know that you would be helping to make great strides towards a better world in more ways than one.

Sean Perkins
sophomore
Dec. 11

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