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Plant Based & Palate Pleasing

Resources Spent on Consumption of Animals

WATER

Avg US citizen eats 185 lbs of meat/year, 64 lb is beef
10 min. shower per day = 9,125 gallons per year
Average American’s beef consumption uses 156,000 gallons of water per year
Eating no meat saves 339,900 gallons of water per year
Help the drought! East less meat!

632 lbs or dairy per year
1 lbs of dairy takes 600 gallons of water to produce
Eating no dairy saves 379,200 gallons of water per year
Help the drought! Eat less dairy!

No meat plus no dairy is equivalent to taking NO SHOWERS for 79 years! (ten minute showers)

Eliminating eating 1 lb of beef saves the same about of water as 100 showers. (Could Meatless Mondays be an answer?)

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TREES/FORESTS

1 lb of beef = 55 square feet of forest (45-55 trees)
One year using NO paper saves 8.51 trees vs. foregoing 1 lb of beef, which saves 45-55 trees
One year eating no beef saves 3,432 trees

CO2 – CLIMATE CHANGE
Animal products industry emits 2,964 Million Tons of CO2 per year
Prius vs. No Beef: Prius saves 1.7 Tons of CO2 per year. Eating no beef saves 5.5 Tons of CO2 per year. (that’s just beef!)
You can drive 600 miles from the same amount of CO2 it takes to produce 1 lb of beef.

The Bite Sized Vegan compares resources:

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