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January 2013

Simple Ways to Go Green Now

Turn off computer screens

There are simple ways that you can lead a greener life today.

  1. Turn off your computer screens at night
  2. Do not pre-heat the oven in all instances – just turn it on when you need it
  3. Ensure all windows are sealed shut in the winter to prevent drafts
  4. Recycle old clothes by reusing them as rags, donating them to charity or simply converting them into some other utilitarian things.

Simple measures are all it takes to go from a life of consumption to a life of green freshness.

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Go Vegetarian to Save the Environment

Animals reared for meat, milk, eggs and fish pollute the earth much more than all the cars, buses, trains and planes put together.
Animals reared for meat, milk, eggs and fish pollute the earth much more than all the cars, buses, trains and planes put together.

The environment has many reasons for its deterioration, but one of the major and often not-obvious reasons for its downfall is the consumption of animals and the giant meat industry. With its systemic ways of growing and slaughtering millions of animals, it is the biggest culprit against the environment today.

According to Cornell ecologist David Pimentel, animal protein demands tremendous expenditures of fossil-fuel energy—about eight times as much for a comparable amount of plant protein.The meat industry is a major cause of fresh water depletion. Ed Ayres of the World Watch Institute says “Around the world, as more water is diverted to raising pigs and chickens instead of producing crops for direct consumption, millions of wells are going dry. India, China, North Africa and the U.S. are all running freshwater deficits, pumping more from their aquifers than rain can replenish.”

Other facts

  • Animals intake antibiotics which are ingested in the meat and consumed by those who eat animals, as well.
  • The average beef cow weighs 500 kgs. The water required to raise it is enough to float a battleship.
  • For the 6.8 billion people on the planet the world slaughter 58 billion only for food.
  • Visit http://www.chooseveg.com/global-warming.asp to see more alarming facts about just how widespread the effects of being a non-vegetarian are to the world today

Want to go green? Go vegetarian or vegan and you will be doing a great service to the environment.

 

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