Do you know what day it is today? Earth Day! If you wonder how to celebrate Earth Day 2021 from the comfort of your couch, continue reading.
If you are ready to reduce the amount of meat you eat, watch some inspiring food documentaries. There are countless on YouTube and Netflix, but I especially enjoyed Forks over Knives and Gamechangers.
Although I know that being vegan is the most sustainable way of eating, I am not vegan nor vegetarian. When I was growing up, my mom was vegetarian. From time to time, she would make chicken for my father and my sister, who felt special. But we never ate red meat. And even now, if you asked me to choose between plant-based and beef burger, I would go for the first option.
At the same time, since we have a five-year-old daughter, I prefer if she gets used to eating everything. If she wants to become vegan or vegetarian, she can choose herself when she’s older.
But to make the story short, if you feel like you’d like to include more plant-based meals in your diet, here are some tips.
Switch your usual breakfast for a homemade green smoothie.
Or try to make a plant-based steak from quinoa and red beans (here is a recipe in French that we tried and loved). Or this vegetarian recipe for Red-Bean Burgers with Avocado and Lime according to Martha Stewart.
If you live in Switzerland, Migros and COOP food stores carry ready-made vegetarian and vegan meals. I like the Cornatur Quorn line available at Migros.
Visit the official United Nations page related to the International Mother Earth Day on 22 April 2021.
Download AWORLD in Support of Act Now app. It is a great app filled with tips and advice on how to live more sustainably. The United Nations itself developed it.
You can participate in the Leaders Summit on Climate, held virtually on 22 and 23 April 2021. It will be live-streamed for the public.
Check Facebook and social media to see what is being organized in your neighborhood.
Go for a walk/ hike in nature.
Read an inspiring book. For example, How to Save the World for Free is a realistic, reasonable, and easy to read book that will not make you feel ashamed.
Do you wish to understand better the reasons for the climate crisis and suggested climate solutions? Visit the Project Drawdown website.
What does the term drawdown stand for? “Drawdown is the future point in time when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline. This is the point when we begin the process of stopping further climate change and averting potentially catastrophic warming” – drawdown.org.
To help reforest our planet, choose clothes from tentree’s sustainable collection. Why? Because tentree plants 10 trees for every item purchased.
Would you like to discover new sustainable brads? Visit Good On You website and download GoodOnYou app.
If buying new clothes is not what you’re interested in, check online second-hand stores or clothes swapping websites. If you don’t know any, check my list of international and Swiss second-hand platforms. If you prefer to visit brick-and-mortar stores in Geneva, read this article.
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