Repost from @onegreenplanet:
At just 15 years old Avalon Theisen is already a seasoned activist. She founded Conserve It Forward, an environmental education organization based in Florida when she was just nine, she has given a TedX Talk, and she has won several awards including the Florida Achievement Award from the Florida Commission on the Status of Women in 2014. Oh, and she has visited the White House to speak about environmental issues. You know, no big deal.
As a vegan who wants to educate people on the connection between environmental destruction and what’s on their plate, Avalon volunteers with Vegan Outreach and is currently developing an app that will help people plan plant-based meals. And Avalon’s passionate work couldn’t come at a more critical time. Our global food system dominated by industrial animal agriculture is at the heart of our environmental crisis. In fact, did you know animal agriculture is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than the entire transportation sector combined? Pretty crazy – but we can change that.
Avalon was recently featured by @unbound_project, a photo-based online project that was started by Jo-Anne McArthur (@weanimals) and Dr. Keri Cronin.
Join Avalon in her mission by sharing the #EatForThePlanet message!
You can #EatForThePlanet starting today. Just follow the three simple steps below.
1. Replace: Try to swap animal-based products in your daily diet with vegan alternatives.
2. Embrace: Add plant-based whole foods (local and organic when possible) to your diet.
3. Moderate: Limit consumption of your favorite meats like beef, lamb, pork, seafood, etc.