Professor Peter Singer discusses the importance of reducing greenhouse gas footprints and other ways to improve conditions in this environmental awareness speech. Singer is a philosophy professor who focuses on morals and public ethics. In this eco-focused speech, he tells viewers what steps he has taken to reduce his own footprint and improve the environment.
Singer explains that he has given up eating meat for the past 30 years because meat production produces a considerable amount of greenhouse gas emissions. He suggests that everyone scale back their meat intake if possible to try and reduce the impact that meat production has on the environment. Singer also discusses donations that he makes to environmentally focused charities. He says that one percent of someone's income is an extremely reasonable amount to donate. While he has increased the percentage of his own donations over the years, he acknowledges that that won't work for everyone.