Salem's Green Team is dedicated to sharing ideas and resources for caring for God's Creation.
Did you know there are Daily things we can do to help the planet and be a good neighbor?
Here's one... eat less meat!
Creation Caring Resolution:
You can boost your health and reduce your carbon footprint by eating more plant-based dishes, and less meat. Going meatless just 1 day a week can have a positive effect on your health and on the planet.
Fun Fact: it takes about 1,700 gallons of water to produce a single pound of beef--but just 39 gallons to produce a pound of vegetables. By skipping meat one day a week, Americans could save an estimated 100 billion gallons of water each year, 70 million gallons of gas, and 3 million acres of land. It also lowers greenhouse gas emissions by the number of animals not raised and slaughtered.
[This information from online Reader's Digest article May 11, 2020.]
Going meatless one day a week, and increasing consumption of fruits, veggies, beans and nuts increases the overall nutrients, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytochemicals in the diet. You'll be healthier.
Disposable Diapers 500 years
Paper Towels 2-4 weeks
Cardboard 2 months
Shoes 25-40 years
Paper Waste 2-6 weeks
Latex Gloves several months to years
Hairspray Bottles 200-500 years
Aluminum Cans 80-100 years
Plastic Bottles 450 years
Wet Wipes 100 years
Foam Plastic Cups 50 years
From Stacker.com, September 14, 2020, Written by Andrew Lisa
Salem’s Green Team organized itself April 28, 2019 in an Adult Forum. It is an active adjunct to the ELCA Lutherans Restoring Creation grassroots movement promoting Care for Creation.