It’s high summer now. Vegetables are ripening in back yards all across town and farmers’ markets are booming, making this a perfect time to put this action into play.
Wire & Twine suggests on their website:
“One less meat-based meal a week helps the planet and your diet. For example: It requires 2,500 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef. You will also save some trees. For each hamburger that originated from animals raised on rainforest land, approximately 55 square feet of forest have been destroyed.”
It also turns out that reducing our consumption of feedlot beef will bring about a decrease in the production of methane…the most “efficient” of our greenhouse gases.
So let’s see, reducing water use, conserving forests, decreasing greenhouse gases, eating healthier…the fact that going vegetarian once a week will also save you money almost seems beside the point.
Read about more things you can do at Wire and Twine’s website.