Save the Planet

Join GreenMondaySA and make your first meal of the week a plant-based one. Yup, eating green could improve the health and future of the earth! By switching to plant-based foods on Green Mondays you’ll actually be reducing your carbon footprint! That’s because plant-based foods tend to use less water, require less land for production, and emit fewer greenhouse gases than the production of animal products.

You can kick things off by reducing your intake of animal products – just one day a week! Green Mondays is an easy, healthy and delicious way to start. Take the pledge today! Next, check out our greenalicious recipes and get cooking.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • More than 77 billion land animals were raised for food globally in 2013, approximately 1 billion in South Africa.
  • The animal agriculture sector makes up 29 percent of global agriculture water requirements. An average of 4 323 litres of water is required to produce 1kg of chicken, whereas less than half of that is needed to produce 1kg of cereals.
  • By 2023, it is projected that 33 percent of the world’s population, including South Africans, will live in areas of absolute water scarcity.
 

Animal agriculture is one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global. 

– Source: The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.