“The Green Plate” is an educational project that will focus on the topics of veganism, home gardening, and the concept of a zero-waste lifestyle.
The production of animal products, compared to the production of an equivalent amount of plant-based food, has a greater environmental impact, resulting in increased greenhouse gas emissions, energy and water consumption, and pesticide use. The majority of people on Earth are aware of the current unsustainability of its exploitation. Without a doubt, we need to do everything in our power to maintain a habitable planet for future generations. Growing your own food and decorative plants is a simple solution to numerous health, environmental, and economic problems. By growing your own food, your diet becomes more diverse and healthier, rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Food in its rawest and freshest form is not only the most delicious way to enjoy it but also the most nutritious.
According to the latest research from the University of Oxford published in the scientific journal PNAS, dietary changes that include more plant-based foods and less meat and processed meat can reduce the number of deaths by five to eight million annually by 2050. That means a six to ten percent reduction in overall mortality. Furthermore, greenhouse gas emissions caused by the meat industry would be reduced by more than two-thirds. The mentioned dietary changes would be worth up to 30 trillion dollars for humanity.
Through lectures and workshops conducted by experts in these fields, students will be educated in a simple and enjoyable way so that they can apply the acquired knowledge in their daily lives. The lectures and workshops will cover topics such as gardening, waste and waste disposal, waste reduction in households, veganism, and activism in veganism. Additionally, a cookbook and a handbook will be created, including several vegan recipes and tips on how to have a sustainable diet on a student budget. Towards the end of the project, the handbook and cookbook will be sent to cafeterias in Zagreb, hoping that they will try to introduce more vegan food options in their menus.
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