Experts say changing the way we eat is necessary for the future of the planet. According to Oxford University, going vegan is the single most significant way you can reduce your environmental impact on the planet. Think about it – 6000 m2 of land can produce 170kg of meat, or almost 17000kg of plant-based food. What sounds more sustainable to you?

You may now be thinking “even if I go vegan, I’m just one person, surely that will barely make a difference?”. We have to think long term on this one. Ok, so you won’t save billions of animals immediately by making the switch, but if you do make this choice you are siding with a larger-by-the-minute group of people that understand the impact of the current food consumption and that want to change for the better, no matter how slowly. So, we gotta look at the bigger picture here: The fewer animal products we buy, the less demand there will be for those products to be ordered. 1 +1 = less animals being slaughtered.

Bottom line: It must start with us.

Here’s a quick example of the impact of our “insignificant” choices. If you choose to go vegan for so much as one day, you’ll be saving:

  • 3,748 Litres of water
  • 3 m2 of forest
  • 16 kg of grains
  • 8 kg of co 2
  • 1 Animal life. A WHOLE life. In one day.

Crazy, huh? Our choices do make a difference after all, no matter how small. Now, if in one day of going vegan you save this much, can you imagine a whole month? What about in a year? If this made you curious, check out this neat little website called There you’ll be able to get a real picture of the short- and long-term impact of the choices you make.

But once again: all change counts, if you’re not ready to go full vegan, that’s ok. Read what you save in a single day again – ONE LIFE - doesn’t sound so small and pointless at all, does it?

22 juni 2021 — Abigail Bakker