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Meatless Monday. Keri Tucker Kirstie Oravec Allie Jones Sarah Swartz. Vegetables!. Shopping. Cooking. T he Finished Product. Environmental Benefits of Meatless Monday. Saving Water. 1 pound of beef = 1799 gallons of water. Benefits: No aquifer depletion

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Meatless monday

Meatless Monday

Keri Tucker Kirstie Oravec

Allie Jones Sarah Swartz





The Finished Product


Environmental Benefits

of

Meatless Monday


Saving water
Saving Water

1 pound of beef = 1799 gallons of water

Benefits: No aquifer depletion

Water is not being polluted


No animal waste produced
No Animal Waste Produced

1 pound of beef = 24 pounds of manure

Benefits: No water pollution

No air pollution


Less crops need to be grown
Less Crops Need to Be Grown

Law of Entropy

Plants to Cow to Human vs. Plants to Human

Benefits: Less land space needed

Less pesticides used

Less fertilizer used

Less fossil fuels burned to run the tractors

Less water pollution and dead zones

Less soil deprivation and land erosion


How much meat do american s eat
How much meat DO American's eat?

*The Average American eats about 8 ounces of meat a day. That is half a pound!

By deciding as a group to abstain from meat for a day, our group of ten people saved five pounds of meat.


Our meatless monday saved
Our Meatless Monday saved..

  • 5 pounds of meat.

  • 8,995 gallons of water.

  • 120 pounds ofmanure was eliminated

  • All of this was just because of 10 people not eating meat for one day!


Meatless monday every week
Meatless Monday every week?

Suppose 10 people didn't eat meat every Monday for a year....

  • 260 pounds of meat would not be consumed!

  • 467,740 gallons of water would be saved!

  • 6,240 pounds of manure from animals would be eliminated!


Citations
Citations

  • http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/27/weekinreview/27bittman.html?pagewanted=all

  • http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/freshwater/embedded-water/

  • http://www.paffa.state.pa.us/paffa2/files/specialrecords/manuretable.pdf


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