I always see so much information out there on being green, gardening, health, etc. either through magazines or websites that I’d like to share. I’ll also start a sharing page on this site – to try to keep it all organized and together.
Today, I saw this online and wanted to share:
Meatless Mondays: Small Effort, Big Impact
photo by Lou Manna – (click the photo to link to the article)
By Jessica Hulett
On an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show, Michael Pollan, whole-foods advocate and author of In Defense of Food and The Omnivore’s Dilemma, was asked for the best way to reduce your carbon footprint. His answer? Eat less meat. In his family, they have one meat-free day per week — every Monday.
This is the idea behind Meatless Mondays, a non-profit initiative of the Monday Campaigns and the Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health. Their goal is to help reduce meat consumption by 15 percent in order to improve personal health and the health of the planet.
Though Americans make up only five percent of the world’s population, we consume 15 percent of the world’s meat, and the meat industry generates a staggering one-fifth of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.