Published by Emily Rohr.

Gen Z is a force to be reckoned with—you don’t want to piss them off, because if you do, you’d better believe they’ll do something about it! They aren’t afraid to speak up when they see that something’s wrong, and in a time when the Earth is literally on fire—in part, because people continue to eat animals—Gen Zers are the heroes we need. We need people who will openly call out the hypocrisy of eating animals while claiming to be environmentalists, because you can either go vegan or watch the world burn—it’s that simple. The brave teens below, who are some of the most inspiring people I’ve ever met, are changing the world.

Genesis

Countries around the globe are bulldozing huge swaths of land in order to create more room for animals used for food and the crops to feed them. From tropical rainforests in Brazil to ancient pine forests in China, entire ecosystems are being destroyed to fuel humans’ addiction to eating meat. According to scientists, seven football fields’ worth of land is bulldozed every minute for this purpose.

Zoe

Many of us feel powerless in the face of environmental destruction. But in just one year, each vegan saves an estimated 401,500 gallons of water, protects nearly 11,000 square feet of forests, and prevents the production of 7,300 pounds of carbon dioxide.

Angelina

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Raising animals for food requires massive amounts of land, food, energy, and water, while the byproducts of animal agriculture pollute our air and waterways.

Natalie

The United Nations believes that a global shift toward plant-based eating is vital if we’re going to combat the worst effects of climate change. Globally, animal agriculture is responsible for more greenhouse-gas emissions than all the world’s transportation systems combined.

Jenna

The 1 trillion pounds of waste produced by factory-farmed animals each year are typically used to fertilize crops and subsequently run off into waterways—along with the drugs and bacteria that they contain.

Hudson

The most powerful step that we can take as individuals to halt climate change is to stop eating meat, eggs, and dairy.

Josephine

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