Happy Earth Day, guys! The best holiday ever, as far as I’m concerned, because it is the day where we make a concerted effort to realize how disconnected we’ve become and how utterly dangerous and stupid our disconnect is.
I’ve talked about how my chief motivation to become vegan is for the environment, but today I’d like to show you some accessible resources that I find compelling.
In case you’ve never watched this film, it is available on Netflix Streaming and you can watch a free 15-minute version on YouTube, here:
My favorite vegan YouTuber speaks about this film. His analysis is also worth a view:
Bite Size Vegan
My second favorite vegan YouTuber, BiteSizeVegan, did her own research regarding the relation between the environment and diet. Here are two of her videos on this subject:
Of course, combining our environmentalist and our vegan efforts is the most powerful approach. I disagree that veganism is the “only answer” and instead believe it is the “most powerful answer”.
Media is a double-edged sword. Everyone has an agenda. Vegans have an agenda. So do meat and dairy industries and the average American who wants maintain their sense of comfort with the status quo.
Here are three tips for sorting out the wheat from the chaff:
- Is the title of the article “click bait”? Does the title alone generate strong emotion or curiosity?
- What is the source of the article? Or, in the case of research, who funded it?
- Do the arguments presented in the article logically follow one after the other? It is amazing how little attention American schools pay to critical and logical thinking. A great, readable introduction to logical thinking is Being Logical by D.Q. McInerny.
Happy Earth Day!
Until next time, keep that talk walking!