Tuesday, April 21, 2009

vegetarian for a day = helping the earth

Being vegetarian is a choice. One that I made over a decade ago. However, I do not try to convert people to my beliefs. I mean, I married a carnivore. Just as he has never tried to make me eat meat, I would never dream of forcing vegetarianism on him. However, I came across an interesting article the other day about how much we could all help the Earth if we all went vegetarian just for one day. Check out the link here -


As you can see the from the article (and the debate in the comments at the end) having a vegetarian day can help conserve water, reduce the use of fossil fuels, and cut greenhouse emissions.

So, while it may not be a lifestyle choice, if you can work in a vegetarian day - or even a meal - every now and then you too can help the planet. You can at least give it a try for Earth Week. And, it doesn't have to be hard.

Start your day with a slice of banana bread and a few pieces of fruit or maybe a fried egg and an english muffin. Have a hunk of artisan bread with pesto tortellini or vegetable soup for lunch. Then enjoy cheese enchiladas or a veggie pizza for dinner. Even my carnivore can get on board with that (well, maybe he would get a cheese pizza, but you get the point)!


  1. I like incorporating a few vegetarian meals during the week - what a great post!

  2. We love doing a vegetarian dish as well at least once a week...love the fruit, looks delish!

    Your fellow foodie blogger,


  3. It is amazing how being a vegetarian can redure your carbon footprint.

  4. good work going vegetarian - at least every now and then ladies! i truly was shocked when i read the stats, but you are all helping the planet!

  5. Brilliant news, I've started to go Veggie but haven't made the big switch yet!


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