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

FUN FACTS

  • 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.

 

Source: http://www.vegmondays.org/Environment.html