Be a vegetarian (Don't eat meat)This User Created Action was created by user_542. Last comment by user_962 on 3 Jan 2011: See the rest of this discussion
DescriptionBe a vegetarian (don't eat meat). It's good for your health, the environment, the animals, and your wallet.
Assumptions We MadeThe official handbook for the Live Earth concerts says that "refusing meat" is the "single most effective thing you can do to reduce your carbon footprint (http://www.goveg.com/environment-globalWarming.asp). Being a vegetarian can reduce your carbon emissions by 3,530 lbs/year (http://creativecitizen.com/solutions/849-Don-t-Eat-Meat-Become-A-Vegetarian-). Money savings are enormous -- cheaper food and less medical bills (http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/SavingandDebt/SaveMoney/GoVegetarianToSaveMoney.aspx?vv=450)
Each time you carry out this action, the immediate impacts are:
Some actions also have additional impact over time. For this action, these are:
Potential Annual ImpactWe assume that this action will be carried out daily (about 365 times a year). In this case, in a year you could save:
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