While climate events result in large scale economic costs for communities, the social impacts are just as devastating. With the community event titled "How Diet Affects the Environment," the aim was to spread awareness about the negative environmental impacts of consuming animal products. From the literature and collaboration, attendees were encouraged to acknowledge how their eating habits affect the environment. Raising animals for food is responsible for 30% of the world's water consumption, occupies 45% of the earth's land, and is responsible for 91% of Amazon destruction. By exposing people to this information, there was a push to catalyze a social response for addressing environmental changes that are threatening human health and well-being in communities. By spreading awareness of the effects human diets have on the environment, attendees learned what they can do to work toward a more just and safe environment for all.
Riley, Jessica, "How Diet Affects the Environment" (2020). Student Scholars Day Posters. 34.