Those who need further proof that giving up on meat and dairy will do absolutely nothing to upset their energy levels need only have one close look at James Cameron. They will see for themselves that embracing an environmentally-friendly diet benefits both the natural world and the individual.The director/explorer has been a vegetarian for almost a year now, and looks healthy and quite pleased with his new dietary habits.
While taking part in this year's National Geographic Gala, James Cameron talked about his new lifestyle, and about how good he had been feeling ever since he decided to make these drastic changes in his diet.
He also insisted that those who call themselves environmentalists should give veganism a try, Ecorazzi says.
“I’ve had an epiphany recently. I want to challenge all of you as people of deep conscience, people who are environment stewards of the earth and oceans,” James Cameron reportedly told the people who were attending the National Geographic Gala.
“By changing what you eat, you will change the entire contract between the human species and the natural world. I felt like I was waking up from a long sleepwalk.”
“I believe we are all sleepwalking off a cliff if we don’t do this,” he further detailed on his own experience with veganism.
As reported, James Cameron had a very pragmatic reason for attending this Gala. Long story short, he was honored with the Explorer of the Year award, which he earned when he dove all the way to the bottom of the Marian Trench.
Besides being handed this award, James Cameron got the chance to pose for the cover of this June's issue of the National Geographic magazine.
The director/explorer's interest in where humanity is heading does not stop at his asking people to become vegans.
On the contrary, he is also preoccupied with research and education. Hence the decision to donate his Deepsea Challenger to WHOI (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution).