St. Thomas Rotary East Eco Announces the Earth Day, April 22  15 Day Plant Rich Diet Challenge
As part of an international effort by members of the Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group
(ESRAG), Plant Rich Diet Task Force the St Thomas Rotary East ECO Club is launching a 15-day Plant Rich
Diet Challenge starting Earth Day, April 22, 2023.
    ESRAG and Rotary East ECO hope to achieve several objectives with this challenge. First, that
community members in St Thomas and around the globe will learn about both the many human and
environmental health benefits of a plant-rich based diet. This includes eating ‘whole foods from the
earth’ rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and protein, while eliminating highly processed animal products
that are a leading cause of endemic diabetes, cardiovascular and other chronic diseases. Second, to
educate the community of the harmful major negative environmental impacts, deforestation, GHG
emissions, soil and water pollution from industrialized animals.
    "If Americans cut just one quarter-pound of beef a week, it would be like taking 10 million cars off the
road for one year." Natural Resources Defense Council , Less Beef, Less Carbon; March 22, 2017 by
Sujatha Bergen
    “We should all be eating fruits and vegetables as if our lives depend on it – because they do.” Michael
Gregor, MD author and founder of
    To Register for this free Challenge, click on the link below or scan the QR code.

The Rotary Club of St Thomas East ECO is an active club in District 7020, Rotary International, and meets
in Red Hook, located on the east end of St Thomas, Virgin Islands.