Hello everyone !
Two months have already passed since our concert. We hope you had a great time ; on our side, we are already preparing the next one ! Want a clue ? The theme is going to change. Let’s not forget that our association helps education through cultural… and environmental actions as well!
Because thinking about the planet is important if we want to continue living on it in good conditions, deteriorating not too fast. There are a lot of little things that everybody can do everyday; and if everybody does it, this will create change. For example: stopping to buy water bottles (and buy a reusable one), unplugging your phone charger when not using it, taking showers rather than baths, buying less overpacked products… These are little things that can change the situation if everybody does them, little by little. In this connection, today we would like to talk you about: vegetarianism.
You may wonder, what does vegetarianism have to do with the environment? Let us explain. Someone eating meat everyday uses about 15 000 litres of water per day, whereas someone who does not eat meat uses about 5 000. Indeed, the production of only 1 kg of beef needs about 15 000 litres of water (which is equivalent to one year of taking showers !), whereas 1 kg of cereals only needs about 2 000 litres of water. This is a huge difference. We do not usually think about it when eating steak or bolognese pasta, but to produce this meat, the animal had to himself eat and drink for a certain amount of time, then energy also had to be used in order to carry it, to “transform” it… All of this is a huge waste of primary resources and energy. Moreover, we all know that water is precious, and that too much people cannot have a proper access to it. Furthermore, large areas of land are deforested in order to plant crops to feed animals. This leads to the extinction of animal species, about a hundred per day ! So, would it not be way more effective, economical of resources and energy, and also ethical, to grow crops directly for human consumption, and to stop waste resources whereas there about 800 000 million people starving in the world ? Whereas we can very easily live without animal products ?
Here is a video which explains very well the damages of the consumption :
And an article:
Now, on to the practical part: you may think that eating vegetarian meals is complicated, expensive, sad, bland… Well no, it is not. On the contrary, it is creative, colourful, it is about discovering new flavours, inventing, exploring, tasting new ingredients and recipes ! And it is not expensive either. Nor complicated, once you have the basics.
Everybody can do it ! And Roots of Smile is going to help you 😊 Every two weeks or so, we will publish an easy vegetarian recipe, featuring simple and cheap ingredients. You will love it 😊
See you soon for the first recipe, and have nice holidays !