james cameron
by Ali Berman
Categories: Causes, Environment, Vegan.
Photo: Joe Seer / Shutterstock.com

Last week we reported that “Avatar” director and environmentalist James Cameron adopted a plant based diet for the good of the planet. Thanks to a new video posted by “Earthlings”, we now see that he’s spreading the message far and wide. He’s challenging us all to remove animal products from our diets.

In the 28 second clip he says, “You can’t be an environmentalist, you can’t be an ocean steward without truly walking the walk and you can’t walk the walk in the world of the future, the world ahead of us, the world of our children, not eating a plant based diet.”

Animal rights supporters and vegans have often grumbled about the lack of dietary changes and talk of plant based diets amongst environmentalists. Considering animal agriculture accounts for more greenhouse gases than all of transportation combined, it seems like giving up burgers and milkshakes is the least we can do. While eating local and organic is common in the green world, giving up animal products is more rare but more impactful. Perhaps a massive and respected voice like Cameron’s will inspire eco-warriors to take the challenge and switch to a plant based diet for the good of this big blue planet. She needs all the help she can get.

Check out the full clip of Cameron.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/LiveDanceRun Sara Sawochka

    It’s great to see celebrities promote veganism and animal activism. It means there’s a chance more everyday people might decide to change their dietary habits. For more info on going veg check out ChooseVeg.com.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lori-Wheeler/622916061 Lori Wheeler

    James Cameron could be a huge influence on others going vegan!! So glad he is in our corner :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/sjf301 Sara Frey

    If you live in a large city, going vegan is very easy. If you don’t, it’s very difficult. I’d have to give up eating out entirely. I’d have to prepare everyone of my meals from scratch. It’s very easy to sit in an apartment in NYC or some other city and talk about how the world should go vegan when it may not be a realistic option for many people. Cutting back on animal products I can see but going vegan in a small town is not a realistic option unless I had an enormous amount of free time on my hands with which to prepare vegan meals.