Sustainable living is a way of living in using natural resources for human needs doesn't violate the environment, the life of other animals, and the welfare of other humans. That way of life in the long term enables the survival of plant and animal species, biodiversity, natural balance, and peaceful coexistence to all living beings on the planet.
Daily by own choice of way of life we decide about the fate of other living beings. Every one of us by example, activities, and attitude – whole existence – changes the world. A sustainable way of life before all is based on harmonious life with nature that is compassionate for others and cares for the world around us. Awareness about the interconnection of all living creatures and nature – of which we are a part – encourages us to positive changes and creating a quality culture of living.
A sustainable way of living improves our own health, we live with full lungs and calm conscience because of cognition that with our everyday life we don't harm other living creatures. Sustainable way of living considers plant nutrition, wearing clothes of natural materials, eco-skin or eco-fur, using products that aren't tested on animals, and using sustainable sources of energy...
Sustainable nutrition excludes exploitation and killing animals, significantly reduces the exploitation of natural resources, and respects the way of life of humans and other living creatures. Why do we call it sustainable? Because the human race, animal races, and the overall ecosystem of our planet only in that way have chances for survival.
Question of nutrition in 21. century has become the question of survival not only for humans but for the whole nature. Transition to meatless nutrition means changing the world by changing yourself in the very literal meaning. This is how it works:
1. Throw out meat from the diet
Accordingly to hundreds of researches and scientific studies as well as empirical evidence we lower the risk for diseases of the cardiovascular system (heart attack and stroke, high blood pressure, embolism), cancer, and obesity. We look better, we feel better and we live longer.
2. We save thousands of animals
A very simple calculation. All those animals that you did not eat and whose milk you did not drink were not killed. Suffering and captivity, mutilation, disease, death, and despair are the emotions we associate with living beings whose daily life that is, and who is saved by your decision not to participate in such exploitation. Disenfranchisement, slaughter, pain, poisoning, abuse are not the words you want on your plate. This is not what you want to feed your children with.
3. Reduce world hunger
You read that right. A huge amount of resources are spent on raising and feeding animals that are used for producing meat, milk, and eggs; fossil fuels, electricity, water, and most plant foods. Instead of 80% of the world's wheat and other crops going to animal fattening, they can be used for feeding the hungry. And there would still be more.
4. Save the planet
Animal farming has caused almost 50% of water pollution in Europe. Total world traffic has less of an impact on global warming than livestock. More than 20 million hectares of tropical forests have been turned into pastures. To produce only 10 steaks we need to consume the amount of water that the average family has enough for the whole year. Raising animals for the meat industry is destroying our planet.
5. Let's save the future
It is time, then, to turn that wheel to the other side: instead of supporting and accelerating the decay of our planet, poverty, hunger, and disease, let us do the opposite. Switching to a meat-free diet ensures your physical health and a clear conscience, ensures your children and your children’s children a healthy and preserved ecosystem - their future is exclusively our responsibility.
Living honestly and compassionately is an affirmation of life, and it represents fulfillment and joy.