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.