Ours to Protect – Veganuary – 09/01/2024

Highland Radio are delighted to partner with Coimisiún na Meán in launching a new series dealing with various topics on sustainability.

Donna-Marie Doherty of Highland Radio will have a weekly feature on Tuesdays at 12:30 covering a real mix of different topics and interviews with businesses and experts who have a common interest on expertise in sustainability.

Coimisiún na Meán stated; ‘”Ours to Protect”, is a unique and exciting audio project – a collaboration of local and regional broadcasters from across the country who have come together to tackle climate change, champion climate action, and inform and educate audiences all over Ireland about how they can make a difference.’

This week Donna-Marie spoke with Joan Burgess of the Vegan Society of Ireland and Minister for Food, Agriculture and the Marine Charlie McConalogue.

Did you know?

While Irish beef has one of the lowest carbon footprints in the EU, reducing greenhouse gases is a challenge for the sector (TEAGASC).

The Vegetarian Society of Ireland is in the process of becoming the Vegan Society of Ireland (Vegan Society of Ireland)

Apart from meat and dairy products, vegans also avoid leather, wool, honey and palm oil. Palm  oil is the leading cause of the extinction of orangutans > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oA10-oZi4Xc 

More than 700,000 people worldwide officially signed up on www.veganuary.com to try vegan with us during this campaign year. 

You can find a Vegan society near you here https://irishvegan.ie/groups/

Why it’s important!

By going Vegan you could reduce your carbon footprint by half (Scarborough, P., Appleby, P.N., Mizdrak, A. et al. Dietary greenhouse gas emissions of meat-eaters, fish-eaters, vegetarians and vegans in the UK. Climatic Change 125, 179–192 (2014)

A plant based diet uses significantly less water to produce (The Vegan Society)

Simply by introducing the idea of ‘Meatless Mondays’ will have a positive impact on the environment (Monday Campaigns).

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