Climate Action Q&A #3

This Little Piggy had roast beef…

Q: Is eating beef bad for the planet?


A: The short answer is no, eating beef is not bad for the planet.

Reducing our beef consumption would be good for our health, but New Zealand beef is better for the planet than beef grown in other parts of the world.

The problem that needs fixing is with how some farmers grow their beef.

Also, we need to consider that around two thirds of the carbon in that steak on our plate, is from off-farm activities – the butchering, packaging and distribution.

This series of posts is based around a resource prepared by Anglicans CAN for an Expo organised by Community Networks Franklin

Held at the Pukekohe Town Hall on Wednesday 29th May, the Anglican Climate Action Network was represented with a stand covering carbon budgets presented in a Q&A style.  This is the third of five posts.

Here’s five questions (and the answers) that the Anglican Climate Action Network (Anglicans CAN) are asked at climate action events.  

The answers are detailed and given for parents to explain to their children. 

The questions are set in the context of a little ditty told by parents to their children across many past generations, and future ones too – I hope.

The answers are determined from the Sustainable Anglicans Carbon Footprint Calculator.  For more information, call John on 021 46 36 86.

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