SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – In honor of St. Patrick’s Day and the return of spring, VINE Sanctuary invites everyone to celebrate all things green at our vernal equinox vegan potluck Sunday, March 17, 2019, from 4-6 p.m., at the Springfield Unitarian Universalist Church at 21 Fairground Rd. VINE is a vegan, LGBTQ led farmed animal sanctuary in Springfield, Vt.
VINE cares for farmed animals and along with that work, passionately advocates for the environment and more sustainable living practices. Towards the end of 2018, the United Nations released their special report on limiting global warming. According to a press release, the U.N. Chief António Guterres called the results of the report an “ear splitting wake up call.”
The report called for a drastic reduction in carbon emissions to slow the rate at which the climate is warming, something that will take major changes in all aspects of life. The U.N. called for changes in how humans use land, the end of deforestation, the radical reduction in the consumption of fossil fuels, and an increase in green energy sources, like wind and solar.
This may all seem daunting, but the easiest way to “go green” for the planet is by adopting a plant-based diet. Livestock cultivation produces the greatest amount of greenhouse gases globally – more than cars, trains, and planes combined.
Eating a green, plant-based diet will reduce the amount of land used for animal agriculture, which can be reforested – 80 percent of the trees lost in the Amazon are due to raising animals for food. Go green for the planet and eat your greens at the VINE vegan potluck.
All are welcome to the event, whether or not they bring a dish to share. All we ask is that any dish you bring is completely vegan. There will be door prizes for attendees who wear green and even a prize for the most creatively “green” dish!
Check out the Facebook event at www.facebook.com/events/263786994519675.