sustainability, plant-based, environment, vegan, ethics


Environmental Sciences


Melba Velez Ortiz


“The Earth is what we all have in common.” -Wendell Berry

The state of the declining environment and the rapid climate change occurring has caused unease in the conversation of long-term human sustainability. There has recently been growing interest in the possibility of the vegan diet having a positive impact on resource sustainability. The research in this area has been a widely developing topic in the past twenty years and the evidence of the vegan diet slowing down resource waste and pollution has led to hope that the climate change can be slowed. The methods of the following research were based on qualitative data. The cumulated research used has been presented to support the ideology of Aldo Leopold's “The Land Ethic” theory as it was presented in A Sand County Almanac in 1949.