There are a lot of heated discussions involving the benefits of veganism.
But on this article, we will discuss one in particular:
Is a vegan diet actually better for the environment?
So we spent weeks contacting vegan bloggers and influencers to help shed some light on this matter.
And out of more than a hundred vegan and plant-based lifestyle practitioners we asked for help…
Below are the ones that are kind enough to take some time off their busy schedule to help spread awareness about the environmental benefits of veganism.
And whether you are vegan or not, as long as you care about protecting and conserving Earth’s natural resources for the future generations…
Below are the top reasons why going for a more plant-based diet is eco-friendly.
Julie loves creating healthy, affordable, and easy vegan recipes.
She is also the brilliant mind behind The Simple Veganista Blog.
Julie started TSV in 2012 as a way to share her celebration of foods that are clean, nutrient dense as possible and take the focus off of animal products and processed foods.
Through TSV, Julie shares all types of whole food and plant-based recipes – from fan-favorite vegan meals to easy to make vegan desserts using everyday ingredients.
Natalie is a fiery-vegan soul that lives in Chicago with her husband Tony, son Teno and two little doggies, Lulu and Flapjack.
She used to worked as a baker whilst studying journalism in college.
Natalie started her blog Bake and Destroy in 2006 where she features original vegan recipes influenced by punk rock, heavy metal, and junk food (also a bit of pro-wrestling).
She has appeared on several TV shows including Food Network, The Cooking Channel, and WTTW Chicago Tonight and she has been featured on the pages of Time Out Chicago and Bust Magazine.
Natalie is also the author of the vegan recipe book Bake and Destroy: Good Food for Bad Vegans.
Rhian Williams is half-Japanese and half-British.
She is the brilliant mind behind the blog Rhian’s Recipes where she shares vegan and gluten-free recipes, including healthy comfort food and naturally sweetened desserts using plant-based ingredients.
Rhian started her blog when she was asked to drastically change her diet after being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2015.
She then made it her mission to create recipes that fit a wide range of dietary requirements for those with food allergies and intolerances and share it to other people.
Some of her original vegan recipes have won recipe competitions for omnivores, including the Readers’ Recipe Swap competition ran by UK national newspaper The Guardian.
Rhian also works as a freelance journalist from time to time and has written for big publications such as UK national newspaper The Independent.
Lisa became vegan in 2007 after reading The World Peace Diet by Will Tuttle.
Since then, she committed to a vegan life and eating a plant-based diet helps her tread more lightly and be kinder on this beloved planet and to the animals.
Lisa is an artist, photographer, author, gardener, and the person behind the blog Planted365.
On her blog, she shows others how to make beautiful and healthy vegan foods, create soul healing art, travel within and discover who they really are, and become strong and balanced.
If you are on the lookout for new and tasty plant-based and vegan recipes, Planted365 is one of the best vegan blogs to check out.
Melanie is a foodie from Hamburg and the person behind the Plantifulheart blog where she shares recipes that allows you to be healthy and enjoy delicious food without meat or dairy products.
As a teenager she often had bowel and acid-related problems which has opened a path to her passion for plant-based diet.
That and the fact that she didn’t want to eat animals anymore.
Melanie enjoys trying out new plant-based recipes and she uses Plantifulheart to show that having a healthy lifestyle with a plant-based diet can be quite simple.
Plantifulheart is where you will find simple, mainly healthy vegan dishes and desserts that you can prepare with little effort.
Caitlin is a vegan fashion and lifestyle blogger from Los Angeles.
Her blog Beauty & Colour was originally an online diary to document her travels and amazing experiences.
Beauty & Colour eventually evolved into a popular online platform where Caitlin inspire others to eat more plant-based foods and to live their best and most confident life.
The Beauty & Colour have some of the best beauty, fashion and style, travel, and vegan tips and tricks.
Every post is written by Caitlin herself.
Her goal is to teach her followers how to be the best possible version of themselves, whether they’re looking to get clear skin or discover the best cruelty-free beauty products and plant-based recipes.
Jase, together with his partner Ashley are avid vegan travelers.
After spending years on the road, they decided to start the Roaming Vegans blog to share their experiences and useful travel and vegan guides to help fellow globetrotters get the most on their adventures.
Roaming Vegans is a great online resource for:
- Vegan travelers and foodies on the road
- Travelers and backpackers seeking out adventure
- Digital nomads
- Aspiring remote workers
Some of the most common topics you can find on the Roaming Vegans are the common challenges for vegan travelers such as the general lack of understanding about veganism in some cultures, language barriers, and more.
Elizabeth runs Eco Life Stuff, a product review website for eco-friendly, zero waste, sustainable, vegan, and cruelty-free products.
She and her team provides unbiased and helpful advice so people who are just starting out the ethical and green living can find the best eco-friendly and ethical products they need.
Some of the products Eco Life Stuff reviews includes the most popular zero waste shampoos and conditioners, eco-friendly laundry detergents, the best non-toxic personal and skincare products, and more.
Sophia lives in San Diego and is currently the “referee” to three boys and one husband.
She is also the super mom behind the popular Veggies Don’t Bite blog where she shares recipes using whole-food ingredients to create simple yet delicious plant-based meals.
Sophia is also a health coach and a meal systems expert.
She helped her husband better his heart health by completely changing her family’s diet.
One of her rules to healthy eating is to make sure you balance out the salad and fries – as she claims there is room for both and believes in a healthy relationship with food.
Through Veggies Don’t Bite, Sophia shares her original plant-based recipes and provide tips to educate people about overall health and wellness.
Sophia also runs a health and wellness podcast Real Food Real Conversations.
What eye-opening revelations about the benefits of veganism for the planet, right?
And if going full vegan isn’t the direction you and your family can take, we hope this information will inspire you to consider incorporating more plant-based meals on your daily diet.
You can visit any of the vegan blogs we mentioned above to get tons of ideas about delicious and healthy plant-based recipes.
And before we end, we would like to express our gratitude to the contributors of this article.
Despite their busy schedules, they took the time to help us come up with a resource that educates people about how veganism and plant-based diet can be beneficial for the planet.
We also welcome you to share your thoughts (if you have any) about why veganism is eco-friendly in the comment section below.