SAVING THE EARTH: GO VEGAN ONCE A WEEK

The first tip is quite simple: go vegetarian once a week. One meatless day a week helps the planet ..and your diet.

But let’s talk about the planet first. You can easily save water and lots of trees by reducing the amount of meat on a daily basis. Just think about it: it requires 2,500 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef.

But let’s talk about the planet first. You can easily save water and lots of trees by reducing the amount of meat on a daily basis. Just think about it: it requires 2,500 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef.

You will also also save lots of trees: for each hamburger that originated from animals raised in rainforests, approximately 55 sq.ft. of forest have been destroyed. A Smithsonian study shows that the necessity for more grazing land means that every minute of every day, a land area equivalent to seven football fields is destroyed in the Amazon basin.

 

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Sources: Smithsonian Institution, “Smithsonian Researchers Show Amazonian Deforestation Accelerating,”; Science Daily Online, 15 Jan. 2002.; Earth Talk, “The Environmental Beef With Meat,” The Bay Weekly, 6 Jan. 2005.

 

 

 

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