It's always a great idea to recognize Earth Day by doing special activities to celebrate it, but what about when Earth Day is over? What happens then?
There's no need to make it just a one-day affair, because there are so many things you can incorporate into daily life to make Earth Day every day—simple, inexpensive things like using reusable bags, making your vehicle eco-friendly, or even making a commitment to using products that are safer for the environment. Another change you can make is by going meatless just once a week.
Even though you may think eating a plant-based meal just once a week may not be a big deal, according to the United Nations and the Environmental Protection Agency:
Imagine what can be accomplished if we were to all take part in Meatless Monday each week—or commit to going further and doing it more than one day a week. Since the Meatless Monday initiative was introduced back in 2003, 34 countries are now actively involved in participating and spreading the message. It's a simple thing that can have a huge impact not only on the environment, but also on our health (check out these must-see food documentaries that may change the way you look at food).
Nowadays, with Pinterest, and thousands of excellent plant-based food blogs to sift through, finding delicious, meatless recipes your entire family will love is really right at your finger tips. Participating in Meatless Mondays will be a piece of (vegan) cake!
What's your favourite meatless meal recipe?
For tons of delicious, meatless meal and dessert ideas, check out YMC's Meatless Mummy Con Carne, and for a delicious, plant-based dessert that will shock everyone when you tell them the secret ingredient, you must try this Dark-Chocolate Avocado Pudding.