VegPledge Campaign Tackles Every Angle of Greener Eating

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Image credit: VegPledge/VegOut

From locavore versus lifecycle, to arguments about plastic bags being a distraction, or the real impact of carnivorous versus vegan diets, it is easy to get confused about what our priorities should be in lightening our load on the planet. But one organization seems to have the right idea—why don't we just do it all? OK, so VegPledge/VegOut is not necessarily saying we need to di it all at once, but it is good to see people connecting the dots between various elements of eating, shopping and living green—from using reusable bags to eating less meat to using mass transit to go shopping.

Based in Sydney, Australia, VegPledge is asking people to commit to one or more of 15 pledges (or make their own) for the two week period commencing 27th September 2010—culminating in a gigantic carbon friendly picnic on 10 October as part of the's 10/10/10 Global Work Party to fight climate change.

Of course it would have been nice to see some information about the relative impact of these different pledges—I'd be willing to bet, for example, that using a reusable shopping bag for two weeks will have a minute impact compared to leaving the car at home, or eating less meat. Nevertheless, connecting the dots is a valuable thing. Let's hope folks take on as many of these pledges as possible. And stick to them.

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