The Vegetarian Calculator Measures the Impact of a Vegetarian Diet

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jun 25, 2015
References: vegetariancalculator & facebook
Although some of the rewards of eating a plant-based diet may include lowered risks of getting certain diseases and saving animals, the the impact of a vegetarian diet are rarely presented in a way that seems tangible. However, the Vegetarian Calculator is a tool that makes it easy to see the benefits for animals and the environment.

The Vegetarian Calculator includes tools for making monthly and yearly estimates on the total number of animals saved, the pounds of meat that a person has avoided consuming and the pounds of CO2 that have not been released into the atmosphere.

Using data from the USDA, the calculator takes into account the costs of food, oil, water and the resources required to raise and transport animals for food, claiming that raising livestock is the second leading cause of global warming.