For those of you who don't have time to watch the whole video, here are some notes I took:
The average Co2 Emissions - American Average vs. World Average:
What most of us do now is only reducing that 20 tons by 600 lbs or 1.5 percent:
Bigger impact items = becoming a weekday vegetarian, flying smart, and using green energy
Why fly smart?
- Flying from New York to Bangkok = 9.8 Tons Co2 = half of our yearly carbon footprint = yikes!!!
How to fly smart?
- Combine business trip flights with vacation flights
- Instead of meeting in person meet online via Skype or iChat
- Fly via newer planes
- Fly economy class.
Where to buy green energy?
- Click here
Why become a weekday vegetarian?
Combined they can reduce our carbon footprint by half - from 20 tons to 10 tons:I don't fly much, but I am intrigued by the idea of becoming a weekday vegetarian. It is healthier and cheaper and you would still get to eat meat on the weekends. One thing I personally would worry about is the fact that I have mild hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, and I control it by diet. This mostly means limited carbs, especially simple or processed carbs, and eating a lot of protein and vegetables. I also have no idea how to create good-tasting, healthy vegetarian meals.
Although I don't think I'm ready to commit to a weekday vegetarian lifestyle, I'd love to find some yummy vegetarian recipes to cook every now and then.
If you have a favorite vegetarian recipe to share, I'd love to try it out!