24 Aug '11, 7pm

Would you replace beef with poultry to save 1,555 lbs of CO2 emissions each year?

Would you replace beef with poultry to save 1,555 lbs of CO2 emissions each year?

CO2 Smackdown, Step 6: Trimming Out Beef and Pork photo: Eduardo Amorim CO2 Smackdown Series Conduct a home energy audit Seal and insulate your home Upgrade your furnace Improve your commute Cool your home for less Trim out beef and pork Treat water right Skip one flight Reduce waste Improve appliances Make your electronics more efficient Build on your gains Reducing the carbon footprint of your diet is surprisingly simple, not to mention healthy: Replace the beef and pork in your diet with poultry. What is the CO2 Smackdown? Read the overview. SAVINGS Replacing the protein you get from beef with poultry can save you .75 tons (or 1,555 pounds) of CO2 emissions annually. For comparison's sake, if you were to go entirely vegetarian, you would save 1.5 tons of CO2 emissions annually. PLAN Step One List how often you eat red meat and in what dishes. If you are a hamburger eate...

Full article: http://www.nrdc.org/living/energy/CO2-Smackdown-step-6-tr...

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