Just For One Day - Celebrate Earth Day

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

Just For One Day - Celebrate Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day in Murphy NCMonday, April 22, 2013 we celebrate the 43rd Anniversary of Earth Day! Looking for some small way to celebrate the day? The following statistics are eye-opening, to say the least, how just the little daily changes we make 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 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

Serving Murphy and Hayesville, NC and Hiawassee, Blairsville and Blue Ridge, GA and Copperhill, TN


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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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I am doing my part for months now...I am not a fanatic eater, but I have seen some slaughter videos involving chickens, pigs, cows and turkeys and was easily persuaded to look into other means of sustenance....When you find out what is going on behind the food packaging...YIKES

Apr 22, 2013 12:41 AM #1
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Good morning Lee & Carol -

Might I add Happy Earth Day to you as well.  You have provided some amazing and very educational information my friends.  I'm going to send your link to the grand-kids to show them what can be done if we all band together for just one day.  We only get one chance to help Mother Earth and we better get it right.


Apr 22, 2013 12:42 AM #2
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Lee and Carol,

My wife Debbie H McCormack shared this on Google+.  Too good not to spread the word.

Thanks again!

Apr 22, 2013 01:04 AM #3
Beth and Richard Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Huntington, NY
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940

Happy Earth Day...

Apr 22, 2013 04:52 AM #4
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