We could blame the government, large companies, our neighbors or the hamster of aunt Malvina. But most responsible is each and everyone of us. Let’s answer these questions honestly. Who ate at least one portion of meat or fish the past 3 days? Who took the car to go to work or any other destination? You think it doesn’t matter. But do you realize that billions of other people feel the same… Via the app ‘For Good’ you can calculate your own ecological footprint. If even this is too much of an effort, please do take your time to read our tips below. Because all together we might be able to save this beautiful planet.
Eat less meat and fish
As mentioned in the extremely interesting documentary “Before the Flood”… when cows chew they produce methane or CH4. One molecule methane equals 23 molecules of CO2. So eating 1/2 lb. burger is the same as 24 hours of window airconditioning use or 24 miles of driving a Toyota Prius. We’ll not even mention how the animals we’re eating are generally treated. (If you’re interested in how to stop animal cruelty, we can refer to this article.)
If you’d think eating seafood is a great alternative we’ll have to disappoint you. Overfishing destroys the ecosystem in our oceans. In case you didn’t know: oceans produce more than half of the oxygen in the atmosphere. So if you still want your children to be able to breath in the future we’d suggest you have a look at your eating patterns.