The Meatless Monday Phenomenon [Infographic]

meatless monday infographicFrom Health Perch, Originally Published on Meatless Monday

Join Meatless Monday In Celebrating Earth Day

This April 22nd marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, an annual event celebrated in 192 countries to support environmental protection efforts.

Join Meatless Monday and the global community to call attention to one of the simplest actions people can take to protect our environment – giving up meat once a week.

Experts estimate that livestock account for 14.5 percent of total global greenhouse gas emissions. Reducing our meat consumption even as little as one day a week can have an enormous impact on minimizing water usage, reducing greenhouse gases and cutting fuel dependence.

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A Guide to Food Waste [Infographic]

A Guide to Food Waste [Infographic] | ecogreenlove

Brough to you by Fix.com

In 2010, around one-third of the food produced in the United States was not consumed, and ended up being wasted. That is a troubling statistic, and represents a food waste crisis that if left ignored will continue to burn holes in the pockets of families, and contribute to waste and the myriad problems it causes our planet.

One of the first things you can do to cut food waste in your home is to stop treating the “best-before,” “use-by,” and “sell-by” labels as gospel that determine when food must instantly been thrown out. These labels are used for shelving and inventory purposes in stores, and you should always trust your eyes and nose before you trust a number on a package. Consider using food rather than throwing it out, unless your senses tell you otherwise!

Make your meal plans and take stock of what you have in your fridge and pantry before you go shopping, and shop accordingly. Consider joining a CSA to take advantage of freshness, and buy your groceries a few times a week and when needed, rather than all at once.

The True Cost of Meat [Infographic]

Eating meat is expensive, but the cost isn’t limited to the price you pay at the store. Did you know that eating meat also contributes to greenhouse gas emissions, soil erosion and water overuse? And surprisingly, turning vegetarian won’t eliminate these effects — if you still eat cheese, that is. Read on to learn more about the true cost of meat!

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Ways to Green the Food Supply Chain [Infographic]

 

Created and brought to you by Marylhurst University’s Online MBA in Sustainable Business program

With energy efficiency on everyone’s mind in the last few years, experts are looking into ways to make the general food chain more ecologically conscious as well.

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GreenHab your Office [Infographic]

Originally Published on Café Quill

Because a picture-and statistics-speak a thousand words, Café Quill created this handy visual guide (you can print on recycled paper, of course) to all-things green office supplies and services for your business. Read on to find easy ways to make a huge difference in how your office effects the environment. From c02 emissions and water heating, to paper use efficiency and lighting, here’s everything that plays a part in your company’s carbon footprint. We’ve made it easy to read and now it’s all in one place, for your reference at any time.

While we don’t want to ruin the fun of reading it for yourself, you’ll find topics such as recycling printer ink and toner, and simple ways to conserve energy all day long. When it comes to cleaning and lavatory essentials, switching to green cleaning supplies, recycled toilet paper and paper towels and ordering products in bulk takes little effort but will have positive effects on your inside office, as well as the environment outside, too.