Thought about sticking to Meatless Monday to reduce your carbon foot print?

Thought about sticking to Meatless Monday to reduce your carbon foot print?

Alicia Halbritter

University of Florida

The EPA states that for every 1 gallon of gasoline used, 20 lbs of C02 equivalent are produced. Therefore, a year’s worth of beef consumption is only equivalent to 36.15 gallons of gas! (723 lb CO2 from beef / 20 lb CO2 from gas = 36.15 gallons of gas) If the average vehicles get 20 miles per gallon, you only have to drive 723 miles to produce the same amount of CO2 as a year’s worth of eating beef!

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