Eating a plant-based diet is the most effective way to make a positive difference for the planet, and all that is on it. So it’s a good thing that transitioning to a plant-based diet is easier and tastier than ever before! Get ready to discover how delicious and rewarding it can be to eat kinder for the planet.
Get ready to protect the planet, while kickstarting a healthier lifestyle and saving lives! Our Plant-Based Challenge has all the recipes, tips, information and inspiration you’ll need to get started on a journey to kindness.
Animal farming is the leading cause of deforestation around the world. Over 50% of New Zealand’s landmass has been cleared to farm animals. Many areas are intensively farmed, resulting in significant pollution of our fresh waterways.
Dairy production demands huge amounts of water, and the effluent produced by over six million dairy cows across the country is polluting our soil, aquifers and waterways. This has led to an increase in demand for non-dairy options, as more Kiwis seek to help create a cleaner environment.
The majority of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions is from animal farming, so by cutting out meat and dairy, you’re cutting out the foods that emit the largest quantities of environmentally damaging emissions.
Oceans are no longer a sanctuary for fish and other sea life. Only 3% of marine areas remain free from human pressure. Industrial fishing takes place in more than half the world’s oceans, and one-third of fish populations are overexploited. By making the move to plant-based options, we’re giving these habitats and their inhabitants a chance to survive.
Moving away from dairy is a choice that benefits animals, our planet and our health. There’s never been a better time to go dairy-free. Whether you’re looking for tips on the best plant-based cheese or ice cream or on the lookout for new dairy-free recipe ideas, we’ve got you covered!
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