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New Year’s Resolution 2012 Part I: Safety Warning: Meat, Dairy, and the Environment – December 2, 2011

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Every year, Terra Verde provides information and tools for a New Year’s Resolution you might consider to take your environmentalism to the next level. This year, we’ll learn how to make a difference with some simple shifts in consumption of meat and dairy. Part I, on December 2, explores surprising environmental impacts of meat and dairy production, and whether there are sustainable alternatives. Guests: Daniel Brindis of Greenpeace’s campaign to reform livestock industries in Brazil’s forests, Brent Newell of the Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment’s environmental justice campaign to stop air pollution of communities in the vicinity of California dairies, and Lisa Frack of Environmental Working Group, which published the Meat Eater’s Guide to Climate Change and Health. Part II, on December 9, will present an all-star panel of three meat-reducing, vegetarian or vegan cookbook authors discussing delicious ways to reduce meat and dairy consumption.