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When she was just three, Genesis Butler became a vegetarian and then adopted a plant-based diet just a year later. Ever since, Butler has been a strong advocate for a vegan lifestyle, even maintaining a Facebook page aptly titled, A Vegan Child’s Journey. This young activist won the Young Vegan of the Year Award from Vegansarecool.com. And now she can add another accomplishment to her ever-growing resume: the ten-year-old just gave a TEDx talk about the link between what we eat and climate change.

As one of the youngest TEDx speakers in history, the passionate superstar activist laid down some serious facts about the how animal agriculture industry is at the heart of our current environmental crisis.

In the video above, Butler doesn’t mince words. She delivers the truth about the horrific environmental impact of animal agriculture with poise and power. But she also had some very positive solutions as well – everyone can make a difference, regardless of age, gender, size, ethnicity, religion or background … and it all starts with your plate.

You can start eating for the planet by doing nothing more than choosing a delicious plant-based meal over one laden with animal products. If you look at it from a personal perspective, you can cut your own carbon footprint in half just by leaving meat off your plate for one year. (Plus save a lot of water, redirect grain for people to eat, and help protect endangered species…)

We all have the power to create a better future for our children, and the countless animals we share the planet with, by making one easy swap. If you’re ready to start doing this in your own life, check out One Green Planet’s #EatForThePlanet campaign.

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Nancy Raymond
1 Years Ago

Genesis Butler - YOU are my new HERO! Keep up the good work - you are an inspiration to all!

Vynette Johnson
1 Years Ago

Excellent presentation. This young person is a great motivator.

john pasqua
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Barbara Paz
1 Years Ago

I love this girl., more intelligent than most adults I know. Maybe there IS hope for this planet and humanity.

25 May 2017

In my book, this young lady outshines the Pope for her compassion for animals and going vegan to save them, and the fact that she also addresses animal agriculture and the meat, dairy and egg diet how they are contributors to climate change. Where\'s the Pope\'s message on the morality and sustainability of raising animals, killing them, and eating them? Why just climate change? You can\'t save the planet without saving the animals. And you can\'t save people without saving the animals!

1 Years Ago

What an amazing girl. She is personable, smart, and caring. People (most anyway) seemed to really like what she said and i hope they remember her speech as they leave and continue on with their lives.I have to say it looked like her family has a lot of kids form that brief glimpse and honestly-an i am sure this sounds judgmental but it is true-there are too many people on this planet so that is not so good. Maybe some are adopted? Either way I was impressed. i am already happily vegan so no persuasion ended here.

barbara chipman
1 Years Ago

Very insightful of her. Most people don\'t question it. Kudos.


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