People sometimes say that one person cannot make a difference in the world, and this is sometimes said about Vegans too. I disagree with this statement because of lots of reasons, these link to the fact that our actions as humans have a knock on effect. Like say, if I went and took a piss through everyone of my neighbour's on my roads letterboxes, I would make over a hundred people confused and angry. Or if I spent that same amount of time and energy volunteering at an elderly peoples home, I probably wouldn't make anyone angry but more likely happy. Therefore as an individual you can make a difference. Is it a big enough 'difference' is another matter, I like to focus on changing what we can for the better, even though there are other big things happening too. (Hope that makes sense). The Above image by the Vegansidekick is a great example!
One way to put numbers to the 'difference' is to calculate how many meals we each eat Vegan. Above is World record holder and Vegan of 30 years Pat Reeves, here she is breaking a world record in 2015 in Telford.
So she has not eaten animal products in 3 meals a day for 365 days a year, which equals 1095 per year.
I then times the 1095 by 30 years. Which equals a staggering 32850 meals (that is a difference).
3 x 365 = 1095
30 x 1095 = 32850
I am personally in my 5th year of being Vegan, so will be at 5475 meals not consuming animal products in January 2017! If you want to do your own calculation just times the number of years you have been vegan by 1095.
(your number of years) x 1095 = your total
Have a great day!
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