We can all celebrate the 42nd Anniversary of Earth Day!

Real Estate Agent with Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA

Celebrate Earth Day Every Day!This Sunday on April 22, 2012 we celebrate the 42nd Anniversary of Earth Day! The following statistics are eye-opening, to say the least how just little changes can impact our world.
If everyone went vegetarian just for one day, the U.S. would save:
● 100 billion gallons of water, enough to supply all the homes in New England for almost 4 months
● 1.5 billion pounds of crops otherwise fed to livestock, enough to feed the state of New Mexico for more than a year
● 70 million gallons of gas--enough to fuel all the cars of Canada and Mexico Celebrate Earth Day Every Day!combined with plenty to spare
● 3 million acres of land, an area more than twice the size of Delaware
● 33 tons of antibiotics
If everyone went vegetarian just for one day, the U.S. would prevent:
● Greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 1.2 million tons of CO2, as much as produced by all of France
● 3 million tons of soil erosion and $70 million in resulting economic damages
● 4.5 million tons of animal excrement
● Almost 7 tons of ammonia emissions, a major air pollutant
My favorite statistic is this: According to Environmental Defense, if every American skipped one meal of chicken per week and substituted vegetarian foods instead, the carbon dioxide savings would be the same as taking more than half a million cars off of U.S. roads. See how easy it is to make an impact?

Lee & Carol Barbour ~ The Mountain Living Team

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Comments (5)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Lee and Carol,

What an amazing statistic on the subject of vegetarian.  We would love to be involved in campaigning and marketing that fact alone!  We do our part, I think we are vegetarians 3-4times a week. I would also propose one, where we would all stop driving for one day, would the gas prices fall? A

Apr 22, 2012 04:14 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Lee and Carol, okay now I am thinking of being a vegetarian after reading your statistics :)

Apr 22, 2012 07:25 AM
Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS
Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA - Murphy, NC
Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA

We're hearing of more people doing a vegetarian meal every week, Alexandra. Just little changes make such an impact on our lives and the planet.

That's funny, Rebecca. Actually that is what I did one Earth Day in 1990.

Apr 22, 2012 07:52 AM
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
Lee and Carol ....great post ...I just did a re-blog on it ....Thanks!
Apr 22, 2012 10:16 AM
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

I read the re-blog from DeeDee Riley's post. Glad to have seen it.

These are some impressive facts, almost unbelievable.

Thanks Lee and Carol

Apr 22, 2012 05:27 PM