CYPHER students to demostrate health and climate solutions at Sustainable Earth Decathlon

photo by Saad Faruque via Flickr/CC

photo by Saad Faruque via Flickr/CC

Multiple college students from CYPHER, a youth organization promoting environmental readiness, will demonstrate strategies to build human health and discuss climate change solutions during the 2014 Sustainable Earth Decathlon (SED 2014).

Support the youth and their ideas Saturday, October 25 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Metro’s Gateway Building in Downtown L.A. Go Metro and take the Metro Red, Purple, Gold or Silver Line to Union Station, and walk towards the East Portal up to Pastsaouras Bus Plaza. Show your valid TAP card at the registration table and save $5 on admission.

SED2014 will also feature the 1st Annual Global Health Symposium on Youth Engagement with prominent policy and research leaders such as Senator Kevin de Leon, Wm. Jahmal Miller, Deputy Director of CDPH-Office of Health Equity to name a few.

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  1. With 60+ BILLION food animals on the planet our best chance to mitigate climate change is to severely reduce consumption of animal foods. More than 1/3 of human induced warming is attributable to animal agriculture. Methane is 24 times more potent than CO2 but takes only 7 years to cycle out of the atmosphere. CO2 takes around 100 years to come out. Human pursuit of animal protein is the leading cause of methane release and a primary cause of CO2 concentrating in the atmosphere. Check the facts and act!

    “As environmental science has advanced, it has become apparent that the human appetite for animal flesh is a driving force behind virtually every major category of environmental damage now threatening the human future: deforestation, erosion, fresh water scarcity, air and water pollution, climate change, biodiversity loss, social injustice, the destabilization of communities, and the spread of disease.” Worldwatch Institute, “Is Meat Sustainable?”

    “If every American skipped one meal of chicken per week and substituted vegetables and grains… the carbon dioxide savings would be the same as taking more than half a million cars off of U.S. roads.” Environmental Defense Fund

    “A 1% reduction in world-wide meat intake has the same benefit as a three trillion-dollar investment in solar energy.” ~ Chris Mentzel, CEO of Clean Energy

    There is one single industry destroying the planet more than any other. But no one wants to talk about it… //cowspiracy.com

    Step by Step Guide: How to Transition to a Vegan Diet //www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/step-by-step-guide-how-to-transition-to-vegan-diet/

    • “CO2 takes around 100 years to come out. Human pursuit of animal protein is the leading cause of methane release and a primary cause of CO2 concentrating in the atmosphere. Check the facts and act!”

      And plants do photosynthesis to convert CO2 back to O2. So the more plants you eat, the more you actually end up hurting the natural process of reducing CO2.

      So we can’t eat meat, we can’t eat vegetables, what do we eat? Ban everything and starve ourselves to death?

      I have a better idea. It’s weird and sounds insane but it’s very simple so hear me out: “I eat what I want to eat, no one should tell me what I can or cannot eat, so leave me alone.”

      It’s called the concept of freedom and no one butting into every single little affairs. Give it a try. We used to have it.

      • Push comes to shove, we can all eat Soylent Green. I don’t know what it’s made of, but since it’s not animals or plants that hurt the environment, it must be great! Mmm…Soylent Green…