Our 17th Don't Just Sit There - Do Something! video is out - this time with a focus on climate and food. It was released yesterday so maybe it still counts as a contribution to Meatless Monday? (Or a belated addition to the Food Day festivities? Or as a shout-out to last week's excellent, powerful "Butterfly Woman" food justice blogathon here at dKos?)
This was a surprisingly difficult episode to put together - not because the facts aren't out there about food and energy, but because, with this topic, strong opinions abound. Rather than scold, however, (those who watch our series regularly know that guilting people into action isn't really where we come from), we do our best to highlight the many positive effects of a less carbon-intense diet, with our characteristic good humor, and, in a scant 5 minutes, bridge the gap between the stalwart vegans and the equally entrenched Big Mac-ophile crowd.
Know someone (or maybe you are someone) who thus far doesn't get why dialing down those carnivorous tendencies might be a good idea for the climate, their health, and their wallet? Please watch and share! (And also, submit a comment to EPA about the new proposed rule limiting carbon pollution from new power plants!)
SOME DELICIOUS MEAT-FREE RECIPES
SUPPORT CARBON POLLUTION LIMITS ON NEW POWER PLANTS (external link - NRDC)
~Joylette is the Director and star of the Don't Just Sit There - Do Something! video series. She holds a Ph.D. in Genetics from Stanford University and an undergraduate degree from MIT. She has done science and environmental outreach work at the local, regional, and national levels in the past, often with a specific focus on climate. She is also currently a concerned stay-at-home Mom of two young boys.~