Going meatless on Mondays promotes better health, and also decreases our carbon footprint!
If we change... the world changes too.
So what changes can we as individuals make to impact the challenges we face as a nation?
Diets high in red and processed meats have been linked to increased cancer risks, while diets high in fruits, vegetables and whole grains may reduce our risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Also, people on low-meat diets have a significantly lower body weight and BMI. Chronic preventable conditions like these kill 1.7 million Americans a year. That's 70% of all deaths in the U.S.
One day a week let's all agree to cut out meat. Let's all go Meatless on Monday. We'll not only be healthier as individuals, but the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions we'll achieve will be comparable to all of us switching from normal cars to ultra-efficient Toyota Hybrids. We'll save a ton of water, too. Enough for us to fill up our bathtubs about 22 times a week. If all of us went meatless on Mondays for a year, we'd save around 12 billion gallons of gasoline.
Check out this video to find out how you can lessen your carbon footprint by cutting meat from your diet just one day a week!