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Eat a more climate concern diet. Now, what does that mean? Take into consideration that 30% of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture and 18% from the meat industry alone, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). A friend referred to the challenge of eating a more environmentally friendly diet as the “Happier Meal” challenge. This isn’t just salads people; your options are endless. Put simply, eat FOOD. Actual food. Grow some of your own, and visit the local farmers market. This also doesn’t mean more money, but it does mean more thought into your diet. Make it a fun way to change up the regular recipes or add variety to your diet. You could save at least 340 lbs of carbon a year, that’s 6.6 lbs of carbon a week if you just ate less meat, imagine the impact you could have if you started eating “happier meals” more often. Keep in mind that this challenge isn’t about sacrificing things you love, its about improving the quality of what you do eat.

Sources:

http://www.carbonrally.com/challenges/13-vegetarian

http://www.chompingclimatechange.org/read.html

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