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Cleveland Vegan Society at the CWRU Cleveland Humanities Festival

  • Case Western Reserve University, Clark Hall 11130 Bellflower Road, Room 206 Cleveland, OH, 44106 United States (map)

The Elephant in the Room: How Animal Agriculture Impacts Climate Change, Environmental Depletion, Health and Other Critical Issues of Our Time

Nelli Johnson, JD
Jack McMillan, MSSA

We are all aware of, and deeply troubled by, the dire predictions of looming ecosystems collapse. We often feel powerless in the face of such an enormous crisis, all the while watching our governments continue to do little to address this urgent issue. Is there anything we ourselves can do to significantly mitigate climate change? The good news is yes there is. Animal agriculture is a leading driver behind climate change, biodiversity loss, rainforest destruction, species extinction, ocean depletion and acidification, waterways pollution, topsoil loss, and other critical environmental and societal issues facing us. Come learn more about this little-discussed topic that climate summits fail to address, and how a simple change to a plant-based diet is the single most impactful and realistic solution to our environmental crises. And that is very good news, indeed.

There will be a vegan reception and buffet immediately following the presentation.

This event is sponsored by the Cleveland Vegan Society and is free and open to the public.