Meat & Dairy
What you can do
Minimise the amount of meat and dairy you consume, and eat red meat once a week or less.
Make an effort to reduce your meat and dairy consumption, particularly red meat. If that's only a little at first, that's great. If you're vegan, vegetarian or have a low meat diet already - please confirm you take this action already (below).
Who's doing it?
Moving from an high meat-eating diet to a low-meat diet prevents about 0.9 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions a year - the same amount that's absorbed by around 60 trees (see below for calculations).
Red meat is the highest emitter. Eating a beef burger has the same emissions as driving a car around 25 miles .
See tips and resources below for detailed comparison of animal products.
Cheaper food shops
Reduced cholesterol 
Reduced contribution to animal cruelty
Difficulty of changing eating habits
Try these quick vegetarian recipes - BBC Good Food
Make certain days of the week meat free days (ideally more meat free days than meat eating).
Learn how to cook great vegetarian food (see resources for ideas).
Facts and further information
We eat around a million tonnes of meat a day .
Livestock accounts for around 15% of all man made emissions .
50% of the habitable land on earth is used for agriculture. 77% of that agricultural land is used for livestock, including animal feed production (equates to 38% of habitable land). Yet meat and dairy provide only 18% of humankind's global calorie supply .
Replacing beef with chicken can halve your dietary emissions .
Ask the Meat & Dairy group
Average daily dietary GHG emissions of high-meat eaters in UK  = 7.19 kg CO2e
Average daily dietary GHG emissions of low-meat eaters in UK  = 4.67 kg CO2e
Average annual dietary GHG emissions of high-meat eaters in UK (7.19 x 365 days) = 2.62 tns CO2e
Average annual dietary GHG emissions of low-meat eaters in UK (4.67 x 365 days) = 1.70 tns CO2e
Average annual reduction in emissions from changing from high-meat diet to low-meat diet = 0.92 tns CO2e