It takes 14 times as much biologically productive land to produce 1 ton, or 907 kilograms, of beef as it takes to produce 1 ton of grain. Pork? 1.9 times as much. Furthermore, global livestock is responsible for 9% of all anthropogenic carbon emissions (a conservative estimate.) To put it bluntly, reducing meat consumption is a great way to reduce our Ecological Footprint.

Look at your diet. How often can you choose a vegetarian alternative to that steak, burger or roast?

Expanding your vegetarian repertoire in the kitchen will help, so we invite you to explore these videos of delicious and easy recipes. Pick one that inspires you, go grocery shopping, and start chopping!

We are counting all the steps taken to #MoveTheDate. More steps mean more impact.

Share a picture of your creation(s) on social media with the hashtag #MoveTheDate, and you will be entered to win a Footprint Chamption t-shirt (below).

vegetables and fruit on display at a market

More steps to #MoveTheDate

I travel with an eco-sensibility

I travel with an eco-sensibility

June 29, 2018

I start a population conversation

I start a population conversation

June 28, 2018

I streamline my wardrobe

I streamline my wardrobe

June 11, 2018

I dive into data

I dive into data

June 3, 2018

I beef up my plant-based diet

I beef up my plant-based diet

June 3, 2018

I commute social

I commute social

June 3, 2018

I challenge my city leaders to #MoveTheDate

I challenge my city leaders to #MoveTheDate

June 1, 2018

I’ll be a garbage collector for a day

I’ll be a garbage collector for a day

June 1, 2018

I start a Footprint conversation

I start a Footprint conversation

June 1, 2018

I design my own step to #movethedate

I design my own step to #movethedate

May 30, 2018