February- Moving To A Plant Rich Diet
”Let the earth put forth vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed and it. And it was so.”
Genesis 1: 11
February’s ACTION is MOVING TO A PLANT RICH DIET . Commit to one Action each week this month. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Let’s ACT together this year to restore the fullness of God’s earth.
For more information on plant rich diets, see below!
Are you a Church leader looking to initiate this program as part of a zero waste campaign? We will have PDF posters from each of our Monthly Actions, that can be downloaded from our “For Leaders” Resource Page.
- Try a vegetable you haven’t tried before.
- Try a new plant-based recipe.
- Visit a vegan restaurant for inspiration.
- Replace meat with seasoned beans, legumes or lentils in a recipe 1 day a week.
- Eat meat only once a week, then once a month.
- Switch from cow’s milk to a plant-based alternative like coconut, soy, or almond milk.
- Join a local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) to receive fresh, seasonal vegetables.
- Transition smoothly from 4 legs, to 2 legs to 0 legs!
Bonus action: talk to your doctor or nutritionist about a plant rich diet!
Graham Hill Ted Talk: Weekday Vegetarian. https://www.ted.com/talks/graham_hill_weekday_vegetarian
Food’s Carbon Footprint, http://www.greeneatz.com/foods-carbon-footprint.html
Healthy Eating, http://www.greeneatz.com/healthy-eating.html
Cook for Good, Save money, Eat well, Make a difference, http://cookforgood.com/
Forks over Knives: https://www.forksoverknives.com
Minimalist Baker: https://minimalistbaker.com/
Chef Chloe Vegan Chef: http://chefchloe.com/
Isa Chandra Vegan Chef: http://www.isachandra.com/recipes/
A survey of registered dietitians’ concern and actions regarding climate change in the United States. Hawkins, Irana, et al, Frontiers in Nutrition, 2, 1 (2015)
Analysis and valuation of the health and climate change co-benefits of dietary change. Springmann, Marco, et al, www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1523119113
Assessing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Health Co-Benefits: A Structured Review of Lifestyle-Related Climate Change Mitigation Strategies. Quam, Vivian G M, et al, Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 14, 468 (2017)
A Low-Fat Vegan Diet Improves Glycemic Control and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in a Randomized Clinical Trial in Individuals With Type 2 Diabetes. Barnard, Neal, et al. Diabetes Care 29:1777–1783, (2006)
Nutritional Update for Physicians: Plant-Based Diets. Tuso, Philip J, et al,The Permanente Journal, 17, 61 (2013)
Hawken, P. (2017). Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. Penguin Books.