Friday, February 27, 2009

Lent drives down CO2 footprint

This is a humorous piece with the conclusion that millions of Catholics abstaining from meat on Fridays during lent bring down the carbon footprint on the globe. Every little bit helps in conserving the Earth for the future of our babies:
If 354 million pounds of meat are not eaten, and there are 8.25 pounds of CO2 saved per pound not eaten, that means 2.921 billion pounds of CO2 are saved.
To put that abstract figure into perspective, that's the equivalent of to 1.5 million round trip flights from New York to Los Angeles not being taken.
Definitely an interesting article and gives you some food for thought!

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