Earth Day 2012: Meatless Mondays

Meatless Monday.  Ever tried it?  Even though going meat-free for just one day may not seem like it would make a difference to the environment, it actually does.

It takes 12,009 gallons of water to produce a pound of beef. That means you can save more water by forgoing one pound of beef, or four hamburgers, than by not showering for a year.  I don’t know about you, but I’d give up four burgers to shower for a year.

Want to learn more about how our meat-eating impacts the environment?  Check it out here.

Not only can going meatless help save the environment, it can benefit your health too.  Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s book “Eat to Live” contains great information about how eating meat impacts our health.  Concerned that without meat you won’t be able to get enough protein to sustain your active lifestyle? Check out Brendan Brazier, a professional Ironman triathlete, who is also a vegan.  His book “Thrive” shows how you can eat vegan and still have enough energy to kick serious butt.