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#1 Old 09-16-2009, 12:33 PM
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I'm new to this forum, although I've been a vegetarian since 1973.

Although it is easy being a vegetarian just for health reasons (after all, all health advisories advise eating more grains, fruits and veggies; none tell you to eat more meat), I consider myself an ethical vegetarian.

I remember all of the "green" initiatives back in the late '60s. I remember the first Earth Day, over forty years ago.

And now, "green" is back once again. The jaded, world-weary cynic that I am fears that it is mostly lip service, once again.

Even though Al Gore's "Inconvenient Truth" was excellent at hand-wringing, this documentary (which I loved) completely ignored the inconvenient fact that just being a vegetarian is the easiest and best thing you can do for the planet: more than recycling, more than riding a bicycle, more than playing with a Frisbee once a year on Earth Day.

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#2 Old 09-16-2009, 12:41 PM
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Welcome to VB! I too remember the first Earth Day!

"Women & cats will do as they please, & men & dogs should relax & get used to the idea." Robert Heinlein
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Welcome to the VeggieBoards!
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#4 Old 09-17-2009, 07:20 AM
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Welcome to the Veggie Boards!!
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#5 Old 09-17-2009, 12:50 PM
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Welcome! It's great to have another long-term veggie here.
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