Gas Emissions: 2.5 Pounds
time you have a plant-based
lunch like a PB&J you'll reduce your carbon footprint by the
2.5 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions over an average animal-based
a hamburger, a tuna sandwich, grilled cheese, or chicken nuggets. For
save 2.8 pounds and for breakfast 2.0 pounds of emissions.
2.5 pounds of emissions at
lunch are about forty percent of the greenhouse gas emissions you'd
driving around for the day in a hybrid instead of a standard sedan.
you have a PB&J instead of a
red-meat lunch like a ham sandwich or a hamburger, you shrink your
footprint by almost 3.5 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions.
Water: 133 Gallons
You'll conserve water at lunch
too! How about 133 gallons of water conserved at lunch versus the
American lunch? To put this in perspective, five PB&Js or other
lunches per month would save more water than switching to a low-flow
showerhead. If you're replacing hamburgers, it should take you just
lunches to conserve more water than the low-flow showerhead.
Save Land: 24 Square Feet
forget the land you save
from deforestation, over-grazing, and pesticide and fertilizer
24 square feet at lunch.
How does this work?
about how we came up with these numbers.