Flexitarian, vegetarian or vegan? Use this to keep track of your awesomeness!

Written by Kajsa IngelssonDecember 12, 2017

So you have made the decision to change to a more plant based diet, aka becoming a flexitarian. Maybe you are even considering going full on vegetarian or even vegan. That’s great news. I salute you, and so do the animals and our planet.

You see, we are eating ourselves to extinction. Our current global food system is pushing the planet to its absolute limit and as it stands, we are running out of land and water to provide for the massive livestock system.

To give you a bit of context about the damage being done to produce meat and dairy, consider this: 2,000 trees are chopped down in the Amazon rainforest every 60 seconds to make room for agriculture – of those, 1,600 trees are chopped down every minute just to make room for cattle to graze and to grow livestock feed.

If these rates of deforestation continue, there likely won’t be any rainforests left in the next 100 years. With the animal agriculture industry being responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than the entire transportation sector combined, we need to act now to save the planet.

Now I know that it’s a big change to make and that it can make things a little bit tricky in the beginning. Problems arise in the mind such as; what am I going to shop/eat/order in a restaurant. You might have a problem of keeping track on what you do eat or demotivate yourself by thinking; Does this really make a difference? It’s a complete change of habits and might take you out of your comfort zone so yes, it can be trying at times. But fear not for I found something that might help you not only stay on track but also keep track of your progress and inspire others to change too!

Yes there is an app for that!

It’s difficult to see how our choices are making an impact. That’s why the great-great-grandson of Charles Darwin, Chris Darwin, one of the greatest modern scientists, has conveniently created The Darwin Challenge app. Using the app, you can pick how many days you’d like to go meatless and can set yourself reminders. The app will track your progress, showing the real-time impact of your actions on your health and the planet. If that wasn’t enough, you can invite your friends, family, and colleagues to join you and your collective efforts can be tracked on the leaderboards!

Get ready, set and go to save our planet with all her diversity and beautiful creatures.