by MPD
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I didn’t wanna have to say it, but: WE TOLD YOU SOOOOOO!!!

Time Magazine recently published a global warming survival guide that included a tip we’ve been preaching for years: Skip The Steak!

From the article: 

“Which is responsible for more global warming: your BMW or your Big Mac? Believe it or not, it’s the burger. The international meat industry generates roughly 18% of the world’s greenhouse-gas emissions—even more than transportation—according to a report last year from the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization.”

“If you switch to vegetarianism, you can shrink your carbon footprint by up to 1.5 tons of carbon dioxide a year, according to research by the University of Chicago. Trading a standard car for a hybrid cuts only about one ton—and isn’t as tasty.”

Every now and then we’ll get a comment on the blog that says, ” Yo! Isn’t this supposed to be a green blog? Why you always blabbing about veganism.” This is why! It’s time to get real — vegetarianism and environmentalism are the same darn thing! So drop that Big Mac with nastiness and step on over to the green side. We promise you’ll love it!

To read Time magazine’s whole piece, visit  Time.com!

  • steph

    i am so glad that the times is paying attention to this (finally) and since it seems the government officials in charge of “green” initiatives choose to ignore it while drawing up their action plans.

    Hopefully, this will make it harder to ignore.

  • http://www.supereco.com lisa@supereco

    The mainstream gets it right! Score!

  • VeggieTart

    *does a little happy dance*–okay, in my mind, I’m doing a little happy dance.

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  • http://www.vegangrub.com Eric

    Vegetarianism is indeed a step in the right direction, but informing people of the environmental benefits of buying local is also important. Eating food that came from the other side of the world isn’t exactly green, no matter how vegan it is.