Interview with Katelin Rupp, Co-Founder of Indy VegFest, Solution #4 Plant-Rich Diet

If cattle were their own nation, they would be the world’s third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases.

Plant-rich diets reduce emissions and also tend to be healthier, leading to lower rates of chronic disease. According to a 2016 study, business-as-usual emissions could be reduced by as much as 70 percent through adopting a vegan diet and 63 percent for a vegetarian diet, which includes cheese, milk, and eggs. $1 trillion in annual health-care costs and lost productivity would be saved.

Project Drawdown – #4 Plant-Rich Diet
Katelin Rupp
Interview with Katelin Rupp, Co-founder of Indy Vegfest, on September 21st, 2019.


Project Drawdown is the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming. An international coalition of more than 200 researchers and other experts identified and modeled the 100 most substantive, already existing solutions for addressing global warming.

Katelin Rupp co-founded Indy Veg Fest — a free, annual event celebrating plant-rich diets. A side gig with no money… in meat-happy Indiana. Three years later? 5,500 attendees and growing!

The Interview

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