PROTECT OUR WATERS
Less than one week ago I was in Bali. A beautiful part of the world where I encourage all to visit one day, but be warned... As I walked the streets and coasts, I was bombarded by excessive litter. -
I felt like I was in dream, in fact, a horrible nightmare. Single used plastic material cluttered the streets as I walked to my meetings and events. The beaches were even worse... and they’re our last line of defense before this waste tragically enters in our beautiful oceans. What could I do? -
I love to believe that picking up rubbish from the beaches would inspire others to join (they did), or at least wake up the minds of the tourists who were bathing on the sand. -
Our choices come with consequences that will not only impact our lives, but those of our children’s, our grandchildren’s, and forever more. -
Question of the day:
WHAT WILL YOU DO WHEN YOU SEE LITTER? 🌏🌎🌍🌏🌎🌍
#ZeroWasteVegan 📷 @joshuacirjak
ARE WE LIVING IN THE PLASTIC AGE?
We’ve always been eager to embrace the promise of a product that could make life cheaper, faster, easier. Now, after a century of unchecked production and consumption, convenience has turned to crisis. -
We are on edge of a plastic calamity. Current projections show that global plastic production will skyrocket in the next 10-15 years. This year alone, manufacturers will produce an estimated 360m tonnes. -
With a booming population driving demand, production is expected to reach 500m by 2025 and a staggering 619m tonnes by 2030. So the next time you see scenes of plastic choking a river or burying a beach, consider double that impact in just over 10 years.
Switch plastic bags for tote and canvas.
Purchase foods with no packaging.
EAT MORE PLANTS 🌱 (leave the fish and other animals alone).
Replace plastic water bottles for reusable bottles.
Bring your own mug or keepcup.
Stop sucking on straws.
AND so much more. 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
Leave your thoughts in the comments! Can you avoid plastic in your everyday life?
📷 @joshuacirjak (beach clean in Bali!)
ONE YEAR AGO
Today is a special day for me because it marks my ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of ‘Eating With Max’. This concept was to originally connect people with food and raise consciousness of how we value our time in the kitchen. Much has happened since the initial spark of posting food pics one year ago. -
Over the year, I’ve noticed a natural progression that has catapulted my beliefs and value to care more for our planet, to care more for my well-being (mind, body, spirit) and to care more for all beings, you and all creatures alike.
THANK YOU to all who have been apart of this journey in every way. I look forward to the next chapters of my journey and what the next 365 days brings to fruition.
📷 @joshuacirjak (photo taken in Bali)
THERE IS NO PLANET B
On October 25th, I’ll be speaking at @noplanetbcommunity to share all things sustainable. I’ve had the pleasure of speaking at the very first NO PLANET B event and they have asked me to come back and speak again in LONDON!
If you’re in London on October 25th and would wish to come, I will be giving away 3 FREE TICKETS to the evenings festivities. -
HOW TO WIN!
All you need to do is 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
* PHOTO - post your favorite sustainable practice! Maybe this is composting, perhaps thrifting at a second hand clothing store or preparing a vegan dish! Get creative! Next....
* TAG - @noplanetbcommunity and @eatingwithmax in the beginning of your post - be sure to tag in the photo too!
* I will select 3 LUCKY WINNERS on Monday October 22- all participants must be in the London to win
ONE CHANGE TODAY WILL CREATE A BIGGER IMPACT TOMORROW -
Plastic is all around us, but hasn’t been for most of humanity. We are obsessed with convenience factor, yet we forget what we are actually doing to our health, planet, and all beings. We now live in a world where there are alternatives. 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
Did you know that if Leonardo da Vinci had drunk water from a plastic bottle when he was painting the Mona Lisa, that bottle would not have fully decomposed yet. EVERY piece of plastic ever created still EXISTS. 👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼
An estimated 100,000 marine animals are strangled, suffocated, or injured by plastics every year according to Scientific Reports. -
TAG A BRAND THAT YOU WISH WOULD HAVE PLASTIC-FREE ALTERNATIVES!
OUR CHOICES HAVE A MAJOR IMPACT
Every second breath we take comes from the ocean - just let that sink in for a moment. Do you like breathing?
The last few months I’ve been able to travel to various countries and see firsthand how humans are destroying this planet. My most recent visit has been to Bali as you may know. 🌍🌏🌎
Bali is a beautiful country and the locals here have been so kind, very polite and the most sincere humans I’ve come across. What struck me the most about Bali sadly is the amount of plastic that is being consumed by locals and tourists.
Today was my second day in a row of a beach cleanup and one with @4ocean and after seeing what I came across I don’t think I can walk away from the beaches of Bali (or any beach in the world) and not pickup rubbish. It’s so beautiful here and so sad that the people are burning plastic to get rid of it. 🌍🌏🌎
Yesterday, I found a baby bird dead on the beach most likely killed by plastic. WHAT ARE WE DOING? Seriously, what are we doing? Let this be a wake up call. Thank you!
WE HAVE 12 YEARS TO LIMIT CLIMATE CHANGE CATASTROPHE
The decisions we make today are critical in ensuring a safe and sustainable world for everyone, both now and in the future. -
One of the key messages that comes out very strongly from this report is that we are already seeing consequences of 1°C of global warming through more extreme weather, rising sea levels and diminishing Arctic sea ice.
Urgent changes needed to cut risk of extreme heat, drought, floods and poverty. Time is running out. EVERYTHING WE DO MATTERS FOR THE GLOBAL CLIMATE, WHICH IN TURN MATTERS FOR US. -
Every bit matters to reduce our environmental impact - TAG a friend & SHARE why it matters to keep our planet safe!
ZERO WASTE, BUT NOT VEGAN???
This is a question that has been asked repeatedly during my cooking demonstrations and speeches over the past few months. It’s been difficult and challenging to be open about this because some of my inspiration “zero-wasters” are NOT VEGAN.
I’m all on-board with lowering our immediate impact, but if we can’t change what is on our plate, then we are adding more WASTE to the bigger issue.
SO, CAN YOU BE ZERO WASTE AND NOT VEGAN? 💚💚💚
Now, as a vegan I don’t speak for the animals as much and I know I should do more(as there are many brilliant people doing this @jamesaspey @earthlinged @joey_carbstrong )! The amount of WASTE that goes into the farming agriculture from land to sea is a HUGE greenhouse gas contributor causing drastic climate change, deforestation, water and land use and let’s not forget the death to these innocent, loving beings.
Each day, a person who eats a plant-based diet saves 1,100 gallons of water, 45 pounds of grain, 30 square feet of forested land, 20 pounds of CO2 equivalent, and one animal’s life.
Because whether or not you care for animals, those stats speak for themselves!