Be Inspired: Living meat-free

There are many reasons to eat less meat - including those to do with the environment, our food system, animal welfare and the affects on our own health. Here's some people looking at posiitve alternatives....
> click the pic for main talk, and links below for more

David Zaharakis and Edgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary (VIC)

Essendon Football player David Zaharakis visits Edgar's Mission at Lancefield, in Victoria's Macedon Ranges and chats about the importance of animal sanctuaries. Edgar’s Mission is a not for profit sanctuary for rescued farmed animals that seeks to create a humane and just world for humans and non-humans.

HeraldSun article  »                Edgars website  »                Edgars video »

Jacqui and Jim Steele

Lauren Ornelas (US)

Lauren T. Ornelas, an animal rights advocate for more than 20 years, is the founder and executive director of the Food Empowerment Project. Her TEDx talk is The Power of Our Food Choices.

Website  »                Interview »

Graham Hill

Graham Hill - founder Treehugger (US)

We all know the arguments that being vegetarian is better for the environment and for the animals — but in a carnivorous culture, it can be hard to make the change. Graham Hill, founder of and LifeEdited, has a powerful, pragmatic suggestion: Be a weekday veg. Here's his TEDtalk.

Further Resources...

 Meat Free Monda

Meat Free Monday

Launched by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney in 2009, Meat Free Monday aims to encourage people to have at least one meat free day each week.

Also see Meat Free Week, running 1-8th August 2016. Eat less, Care more, Feel good. Are you up for the challenge?

 Why eat less meat

Why eat less meat

Find out some facts and stats on how meat affects your world and you. The livestock industry is not only a major driver of global climate change, it also contributes to pollution, has a particularly high water footprint, and, in many places, is a major driver of deforestation.

 Why veg

Animals Australia - Why Veg?

Find out how to make the transition, what to eat, and how to get active in adopting a healthy plant-based diet and helping to end cruelty to animals.