This year, 2018, celebrates my having been a vegetarian for 25 years, despite Mom occasionally sneaking me an egg roll in that first year, saying “it only has a little bit of pork in it.” I don’t miss meat at all. And much to my concerned relatives’ surprise – I haven’t died. Instead, I am relatively healthy and happy.
Beets and morels.
But in thinking about 25 years of going without fried chicken, I was just curious as to how much impact I’ve made as a vegetarian in the past 25 years, especially in terms of numbers of lives “saved,” or in some cases “prevented the raising of.” I was inspired by an article one of our members (Doug) posted yesterday in our FB discussion group Climate Steps that was an interview of famous marine biologist Sylvia Earle, about eating fish. (Message: don’t do it.)
c) plus traveled to Kuwait, (note that picture above., aaaahhh.), and
d) did some other things here and there.
I’ll be growing the Climate Steps community a lot this year. Already we have some national/international members, but more members are welcomed – definitely the earth needs folks who want to take climate steps.
Anyway, brief post, but fyi! Hope everyone has a grand 2018.
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