Come join the 24,000 readers who have pledged to collectively reduce Treehugger’s carbon emissions by 20%. The Slate Green Challenge starts with an initial carbon footprint quiz and follows with tangible suggestions and information on how to curb your emissions and reduce your impact on the Earth. Our friends at I’m Organic are providing prize t-shirts to the first 500 who fulfill their pledge. Happy dieting! ::Slate Green Challenge Welcome ::Slate Green Challenge Week 3: Food
Although driving a hybrid car conserves over one ton of carbon dioxide per year, we realize that not everyone is ready to go out and buy a brand new car. However, if you were really serious about reducing your impact, adopting a vegan or vegetarian diet would knock off an extra ton and a half of CO2 emissions. It’s true! One calorie of animal protein releases more than ten times as much carbon dioxide than does one calorie of plant protein. If you want to make a positive difference and can’t live without your t-bone, try curbing your carbon emissions (and your waistline) by eating one less steak or burger per week.