The planet-saving green shift that sticks to the roof of your mouth - Macleans.ca

The planet-saving green shift that sticks to the roof of your mouth

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Via Ezra (who’s always so earnest), here are startling numbers about the climate-change impact of a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich for lunch instead of “something based on meat:”

Each time you have a plant-based lunch like a PB&J you’ll reduce your carbon footprint by the equivalent of 2.5 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions over an average animal-based lunch like a hamburger, a tuna sandwich, grilled cheese, or chicken nuggets. For dinner you save 2.8 pounds and for breakfast 2.0 pounds of emissions.


You’ll conserve water at lunch too! How about 133 gallons of water conserved at lunch versus the average American lunch? To put this in perspective, five PB&Js or other plant-based lunches per month would save more water than switching to a low-flow showerhead. If you’re replacing hamburgers, it should take you just three lunches to conserve more water than the low-flow showerhead.

If you eat 40 PB&J a day, well… the mind boggles at the goodness that will be unleashed. More vital info here.