Going meatless once a week saves water, reduces the use of fossil fuels, and lowers the amount of greenhouse gasses produced, decreasing our negative impact on the planet. Consider the fact that approximately 1,850 gallons of water are needed to produce a single pound of beef, compared to only 39 gallons necessary for a pound of vegetables. Since the average American consumes nearly four times the amount of animal protein compared to the average person elsewhere in the world, we have a lot of work to do! But you don’t have to become a vegetarian to make a difference. Commit to not eating meat today. Or do it every Monday. Once a week isn’t that hard, right?
Learn more about the #MeatlessMonday movement, including health benefits and recipes here.