Becoming a full-time vegetarian is an option that isn’t right for everyone, however, having one day per week where you “go vegetarian” has a very positive impact on our environment!
If everyone went vegetarian for one day, the U.S. would save:
- 100 billion gallons of water-enough to supply all homes in New England for nearly 4 months
- 1.5 billion pounds of crops used to feed livestock-enough to feed New Mexico for over one year
- 3 million acres of land
If everyone went vegetarian for one day, the U.S. would prevent:
- 3 million tons of soil erosion
- Greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 1.2 million tons of CO2
- The amount of water pollution created in the production of 1 lb. of meat is 17x greater than the pollution created producing 1 lb. of pasta.
- Live stock consume more edible protein (77 million tons) than they produce (58 millions tons).
- 70% of all corn & grain grown in the U.S. is fed to livestock.
- 1,400,000,000,000 (yes, that is 1.4 trillion) people could be fed by the grain eaten by U.S. livestock.