5 Ways to Help Stop Global Warming
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An element of consumption, of course, is the food we eat. According to the Environmental Working Group, production of red meat can create up to 40 times more greenhouse gas emissions than what’s required to process vegetables and grains. “Becoming a vegetarian or even implementing something as simple as Meatless Mondays can have a huge impact on reducing this type of damage to the environment,” says green living and eco-stylist Danny Seo, author of the syndicated column “Do Just One Thing” and Upcycling Celebrations: A Use-What-You-Have Guide to Decorating, Gift-Giving and Entertaining (Running Press). And a study published out of the University of Chicago back in 2006 found that the difference between a heavy meat-eating diet and a vegan diet was, give or take, about 2 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per person per year.