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#MeatlessMonday for Earth Day

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“Go #MeatlessMonday for the health of the planet! Join the global movement for #EarthDay2014: http://thndr.it/1jFnQL3

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#MeatlessMonday for Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day 2014 with Meatless Monday 

Tuesday, April 22, is Earth Day, an annual event to honor the sanctity of the little blue planet we call home. If you’re wondering what you can do to participate, there’s an easy, even delicious, way you can do something good for the environment this week, and every week of the year: join the Meatless Monday movement!

Meatless Monday is a grassroots movement organized and promoted by individuals around the world who, in some cases, inspire local schools, companies and even entire governments to get involved. On six continents, in 35 countries, and in 23 languages, people have taken the Meatless Monday pledge.

There’s no better time to join the Meatless Monday movement. Global climate changes–from Greenland’s melting ice sheet to rising sea levels threatening the islands of Kiribati, India–are in the headlines now. And a major contributor to many of these ecological harms, particularly the increase in greenhouse gases, is industrial animal food production

By taking the Meatless Monday pledge this Earth Day, you'll:

  • REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT. The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization estimates the meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions that are accelerating climate change worldwide . . . far more than transportation. And annual worldwide demand for meat continues to grow. Reining in meat consumption once a week can help slow this trend.
  • MINIMIZE WATER USAGE. The water needs of livestock are tremendous, far above those of vegetables or grains. An estimated 1,800 to 2,500 gallons of water go into a single pound of beef. Soy tofu produced in California requires 220 gallons of water per pound.
  • HELP REDUCE FOSSIL FUEL DEPENDENCE. On average, about 40 calories of fossil fuel energy go into every calorie of feed lot beef in the U.S. Compare this to the 2.2 calories of fossil fuel energy needed to produce one calorie of plant-based protein. Moderating meat consumption is a great way to cut fossil fuel demand.
For more info on Meatless Monday and the environment, watch our new video with What You Can Do: http://youtu.be/Ik2LxfTCVTM

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Meatless Monday is an international movement encouraging people around the world to go meatless one day a week for their health and the health of the planet!

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