If we reduced global meat consumption by 50% and used more calories from plants, we would move Overshoot Day 5 days!

Using world data on meat production, we have calculated that 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.)

What are you hungry for? How often can you skip meat and enjoy a vegetarian meal?

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 or visit your local farmers market if available, 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!

couple preparing vegetarian meal

More steps to #MoveTheDate

I join the #MoveTheDate movement

I join the #MoveTheDate movement

couple preparing vegetarian meal

I beef up my plant-based diet

I travel with an eco-sensibility

I travel with an eco-sensibility

spread of colorful vegetables

I take on food waste

I start a population conversation

I jump in front of the camera

I jump in front of the camera

group of hands holding sprouts

I nurture nature

two men in business suits riding bicycles

I commute social

I dive into data

I dive into data

I challenge my city leaders to #MoveTheDate

I challenge my city leaders to #MoveTheDate

I streamline my wardrobe

I streamline my wardrobe