Plant Based Bride

One woman's thoughts on the science and morality behind the choice to live without animal products. And possibly a blog post or two about centrepieces.

Can One Person Make A Difference?

Time and time again I hear the same argument.  One person can't make a difference, so why should I try?

Well, because if not you, then who?

How can you, as one person, make a difference by going vegan?  Let me count the ways.

Can one person make a difference? // Plant Based Bride

1. You will make a difference in the lives of animals.

You will save the lives of more than 100 animals each year.  That is 100 less sentient beings suffering and being killed for you.  Those 100 animals will thank you.  To them, the difference you make is more than enough.  It's everything.

2. You will make a difference for the environment.

You will use 18x less land than an omnivore to produce your food.  You will produce far fewer greenhouse emissions.  You will reduce water contamination and desertification.  You will contribute to the global effort to reverse global warming.  To the planet, the difference you make is imperative.  

3. You will make a difference for your health.

You will essentially eliminate unnecessary cholesterol and saturated fat from your diet.  You will stop ingesting damaging hormones and toxins from the flesh and fluids of animals.  You will no longer be consuming antibiotics in your food.  You will reduce your risk of cancer by as much as 50% as well as reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, osteoporosis, and diabetes.  To your body, the difference you make will be incredible.

4. You will make a difference in the lives of other humans.

You will raise awareness of veganism to others in your life, opening their eyes and allowing them to make the same positive changes in their own.  You will lower demand for a product that requires the less fortunate to do unthinkable deeds all day every day for a pay check.  You will conserve resources which can be distributed to those who need them.

How much more of a difference could you possibly hope to make?

Until next time,