It’s Day 4 of No Impact week and my affinity for finding alternatives to meat is growing. I actually find myself preferring my meatless meals. This makes me think that maybe I should just keep going with this whole no meat diet. When I get home it will be even easier to find and make meals that don’t contain meat. My family grows all of our own vegetables so I would never have trouble finding healthy greens or other nutritious vegetables. Since I do a lot of the grocery shopping, I could find proteins like beans and quinoa at the grocery store. I am actually excited to go home and see what fun vegetarian meals my dad could come up with. It would be fun to try and get my whole family on board. Even if they don’t cut out all meat, maybe we could limit our meat consumption to only weekends or something.
I realize through this project that even a small change in your lifestyle can make a big difference. If every person were to cut back on their energy consumption just a little bit, we would be able to sustain our resources for a longer amount of time. It is frustrating to see people carelessly waste energy when I know our resources are so finite.