What you can do right now:
Start small and opt-in to meat free Mondays (or another day of the week) to reduce your weekly meat intake.
Try using different types of beans or lentils instead of meat in your favourite dishes.
Only eat meat on Mondays (or another day of the week) to drastically reduce your weekly meat intake.
Bonus: opt for locally sourced meat that doesn’t have the extra travel miles, and avoid beef.
Start viewing meat as more of a once a month luxury food.
Stop eating meat entirely
It may seem like a big step right now but once you've mastered a few meat-free dishes, you'll realise it's easier than you think to make the switch.
A drastic reduction in meat consumption is one of the best things you can do to reduce your impact on the planet.
Why is this important?
According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN: "Livestock is the world's largest user of land resources" — that's an incredible statistic when you think about it.
The sheer amount of space, water, and energy required to produce enough meat to satisfy demand is already more than the planet can handle.
This is absolutely unsustainable, and needs to change fast.