“By changing what you eat, you will change the entire contract between the human species and the natural world”.
James Cameron received National Geographic’s “Explorer of the Year” award for his successful solo dive last year to the deepest point of the Pacific Ocean. James used the organization’s 125th-anniversary gala to share his new-found solution to saving the Earth.“I’ve had an epiphany recently,” Cameron told the audience. “I want to challenge all of you as people of deep conscience, people who are environment stewards of the earth and oceans. . . . By changing what you eat, you will change the entire contract between the human species and the natural world. Cameron said he went vegan a year ago and urged everyone in the room to do the same. “I felt like I was waking up from a long sleepwalk,” he said. “I believe we are all sleepwalking off a cliff if we don’t do this.” The Oscar-winning director with a fortune of $700 million or so has been a vocal supporter and has put his money where his mouth is for various green causes. People, he said, are always asking him what they can do to make a difference for the planet. He says he used to give the standard answers: — electric cars, solar panels — but now believes going vegan is, by far, the most important thing anyone can do. Watch him speak on Youtube.