SAVE THE WORLD
June 4, 2010 12:20 PM
Want to change the world? Just eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch. Yes, a PB&J will slow global warming. How?
- One sandwich reduces your carbon footprint by saving 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.
- If you have a PB&J instead of a ham sandwich or a hamburger, you save the equivalent almost 3.5 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions.
- A PB&J will also save about 280 gallons of water over the hamburger. To put this in perspective, three PB&Js a month instead of hamburgers will save about as much water as switching to a low-flow showerhead.
- A PB&J will save 12 to 50 square feet of land from deforestation, over-grazing, and pesticide and fertilizer pollution.