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This simple, whole food, mostly meatless program of eating puts less carbon into the atmosphere. Handled mindfully without obsessive scrupulousness (low but not zero-impact; mostly plant-based but not vegan; organic if affordable, local when practical but not strictly 100 mile) this plan also reduces our mental inventory, creating inner peace and space; not to mention supporting our health and reducing our grocery bill.
“The film The Age of Stupid is launching the 10:10 campaign: which aims for a 10% cut in the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions during 2010 … 10:10 is the best shot we have left. It might not be enough, it might not work; but at least it’s relevant. I take the pledge. Will you?”
–George Monbiot, author of Heat, August 31, 2009
So, let’s assume you’ve been doing the best you can – traveling as little as possible, wearing two sweaters in the house all winter, hanging clothes to dry, etc. Where can you cut out another ten percent? Meat! Not only does meat production add huge amounts of CO2 to the atmosphere, but it takes more than our share of resources in a world where food shortages are imminent in many areas.
“Producing 1kg of beef results in more CO2 emissions than going for a three-hour drive while leaving all the lights on at home”.
– guardian.co.uk, Thursday 19 July 2007