Attention Green Monsters!

South By Southwest Eco (SXSW Eco) is one of the world’s leading festivals designed to drive economic, environmental, and social change. This annual event is also a highly influential platform to talk about some of the most pressing issues facing our planet. However, in reviewing the programming at the festival over the last four years we noticed something big missing!

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There’s one industry that is the leading cause of global greenhouse gas emissions, pushing our planet’s finite resources to their limit and contributing to mass species extinction. However, there’s barely been any discussion about solutions and big systems-level change to address it.

It’s high time we change that!

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So, One Green Planet is taking the #EatForThePlanet message to SXSW Eco to show the world how our food choices are the most powerful tool we have in the fight against climate change. This will be the first time in SXSW Eco history that a panel calls out the environmental destruction caused by animal agriculture and offers a real, tangible solution.

Nil Zacharias, One Green Planet’s co-founder and Editor-in-Chief,  has proposed three panels for SXSW on how the future of sustainable food and a healthy environment centers around plant-based foods!

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Before these amazing panels featuring an all-star roster of confirmed speakers can become a reality, we need YOU to cast your vote and comment! Voting on panels  May 22nd, so you only have a few days to tell SXSW Eco that you want the groundbreaking ideas behind #EatForThePlanet to be featured in the 2015 festival.

Panel #1. Why the Future of Sustainable Food is Plant-Based

Serious about the future of the environment? It’s time to get serious about your food choices. The current global food system which focuses on animal agriculture is pushing our Earth’s finite resources to the brink and still leaves 850 million people without enough to eat. Plant-based options are not only more sustainable but the market for these foods is also skyrocketing!

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Panel #2. Could Your Next Meal Help Stop Species Extinction?

Over 52 percent of the world’s wildlife has disappeared from the face of the earth in the past 40 years. The main culprits driving this loss all have ties to the world of animal agriculture. By coming together and drawing the connection between your plate and the planet, we can help slow the extinction of the world’s precious animal species.

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Panel #3. Your Plate: Where Eco & Animal Activism Intersects

It’s it far past time that environmental and animal organizations set aside their differences to collaborate for a change that benefits them both. By working together, these two groups can help people redefine their food choices to minimize their impact on both animals and the planet.

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Bringing together some of the most creative, innovative, and overall AWESOME leaders in the fields of vegan food, animal rights, environmental conservation and sustainable investing, One Green Planet’s SXSW panels are sure to start a long overdue conversation.

Combine an awesome well-known platform, incredible thought and industry leaders, and One Green Planet and you’ve got the power to start a conversation that can actually change the world … now all we need is you!

Once you’ve voted, tell your friends! Use #EatForThePlanet and share this post!

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