Eat Less Meat

Eat less meat! Promote healthy lifestyle! Rebuild a healthy planet!

From time-to-time we all crave for some good beef, pork, goat, lamb and even chicken or turkey. One can easily conclude that society is becoming more obsessed with meat consumption. Yes, with this growing obsession comes the growing profit for producers. Many might say that it is a ‘win-win’ exchange because producers gain a profit and consumers get what they desire. However, we tend to ignore the fact that this growing obsession and profit also influence the growth of a sick planet. A diet heavy in meat can intensify the risk of heart disease and obesity. It also serve as a huge causative of cancer.

Furthermore, raising livestock, such as pigs, poultry and cows, generate a great amount of emissions in the atmosphere. In fact, animal agriculture is one of the biggest contribution to global warming because it generates even more gas than automobiles. As well as, gallons of water are being invested in livestock raring, forests are being destroyed to accommodate feed crop production for increased development of meat kind. This too is a causing effect of deforestation. Let’s not forget that the more livestock being raised, the more waste is being produced. Chemicals such as fertilizers and pesticides are being used to spray plants for feeding and the animals themselves release waste. Most, if not all, of which is being released into our oceans, pollute it and endanger aquatic animals.

The increased consumption of meat is influencing climate change, soil and water pollution. Should we decide to reduce the amount of meat we consume, we will already be reducing these risks factors. We will be one step closer to positively improving the environment and our health. In-addition, we will be promoting healthier lifestyles and rebuilding a healthy planet. Now that is a sweet spot worth fighting for!

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“Raising the bar on sustainability strategies”

Many strive to make their company more sustainable but are often times bypassing the importance of setting measurable goals. This, however, is not always the case and any company which can successfully integrate into its sustainability approach should be commended.

One such company is the Sustana Group. Sustana group is already one of the leading group in sustainability with one of the smallest footprints among in the recycling of fibers and paper product industry. They, in an attempt to transform into a complete systemic change, recently published their new strategy which “highlights the company’s environmental stewardship, sets benchmarks for future measurement and commits to working continuously to make its footprint smaller each year”. According to Michele Bartolini (senior marketing directing), “This new, comprehensive sustainability strategy will enable the company to address today’s global environmental and social challenges,”

This strategy is note worthy as it is designed to focus on the people, planet and products. Furthermore encouraging a thriving organization and community, environmental stewardship and circular value chain and products. Also, in order to continue to grow and strengthen their sustainability approach they created a very strategic plan to track their impactful goal over the years to come. In addition, in the Triple Bottom Line – “The Age of Sustainability”, Savitz emphasized that sustainability success is totally dependent on a goal oriented team with measurable goals. Therefore, Sustana Group is already on the path to long term success.

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