SDG 15 — Life On Land
Life on land involves protecting and restoring biodiversity while fighting deforestation and desertification are key drivers as well. This entails overall sustainable management of forrests and reversal of land degradation.
Decades of extensive animal agriculture and farming has become a catalyst for the deterioration of life on land in many different aspects. Regardless if the animals are labelled as free range, organic, grass-fed or whichever marketing tactic there is left, it's still incredibly unsustainable at scale because it requires vast amounts of resources, specifically land area and water, to run these kinds of operations.
Deforestation disturbs nature's ability of obtaining photosynthesis which creates oxygen as a byproduct and ultimately has an essential influence of our global ecosystem. There is an analogy that describes the forests as the "lungs of the planet" and if we are to expect more deforestation and thus desertification, then we are gonna have a hard time breathing. Science class dismissed.
By now you probably know, what we're gonna say next, right? Well, we can't help ourselves and we won't either so here it goes. We want to inspire people to embrace plant-based food and start bringing it into the everyday life, as us tree huggers can't make a difference on our own. We need you, the people, to join the movement and pave the way for others to follow, so we, collectively, can make a significant difference. Wow, that sounded like a presidential campaign - maybe we should call it a day before it all becomes too political. But if we were in politics, hypothetically speaking, and we needed some kind of cool slogan, we would probably go with something like "Plants for the win" or "For a greener tomorrow". Okay, we'll shut up now.