Actress Jessica Capshaw has gone green…well, kinda.
The Grey’s Anatomy star recently opened up to EcoStiletto.com about her newly green life, crediting pregnancy for making her more environmentally-conscious.
These days Capshaw buys local, carries stainless steel water bottles, drives a Prius and eats organic. However, when it comes to dinner, Jessica just can’t put down the burgers. She says:
“I’m a Midwesterner! Not being able to have a cheeseburger once in a while would be torture!”
Here’s the thing: it’s not my opinion that eating meat is bad for the environment…it’s a fact! Half the water we use in this country goes to livestock. Animal agriculture contributes more to global warming than every mode of transportation COMBINED. Deforestation, pollution, the extinction of species — all of these are exacerbated by modern animal agriculture.
Don’t freak yet though — Jessica seems to be on her way. She continues on to say:
“I know the reasons to become vegetarian and the more I think about them I know I need to stop eating red meat.”
We concur. Do you? Chime in and leave a comment encouraging Jessica to take the next step and commit to vegetarianism. We have a sneaky suspicion that she (or someone she knows) will eventually read this post, and you never know just what your words might help inspire. The floor is yours.