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Today is earth day.  It has been suggested  that on this day we go meatless.  It has been said that meat has more of an impact on the earth than any other food we eat.  Producing o
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Earth Day

posted at 4/22/2013 11:27 AM EDT
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Today is earth day.  It has been suggested  that on this day we go meatless.  It has been said that meat has more of an impact on the earth than any other food we eat.  Producing one pound of beef uses as much water as taking 60 showers.  Producing one pound of beef uses as much fuel as driving a car 32 miles.  It is suggested that we show the planet some love today and every Monday by going meatless.  It has also been said that going meatless once a week may reduce your preventable chronic conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes.  It can also reduce your carbon footprint and save precious resources such as fresh water and fossil fuel.

We are not big meat eaters.  We don't eat beef or pork.  Eat mostly chicken, fish, pasta and vegetarian dishes.  It is not really a sacrifice for my husband and I to do this.

What are your thoughts on this?  Why or why not?

Re: Earth Day

posted at 4/22/2013 12:36 PM EDT
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Earth Day is an annual day on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Earth Day is observed on April 22 each year

Re: Earth Day

posted at 4/22/2013 5:35 PM EDT
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Never heard of "no meat" - we plant trees on earth day!!

Re: Earth Day

posted at 4/22/2013 9:47 PM EDT
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Did you know that it is also National Jelly Bean Day??  My son in law gave me this info on Facebook   So, Happy Earth and Jelly Bean Day!!!

Re: Earth Day

posted at 4/23/2013 12:01 AM EDT
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I've never heard of the "meatless" thing either.  But then I don't eat much meat anymore anyway, especially beef.

Spent the day cleaning the yard up  for Earth Day.

Re: Earth Day

posted at 4/23/2013 3:20 AM EDT
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Earth Day: The History of A Movement

Each year, Earth Day -- April 22 -- marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.

The height of hippie and flower-child culture in the United States, 1970 brought the death of Jimi Hendrix, the last Beatles album, and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water”. Protest was the order of the day, but saving the planet was not the cause. War raged in Vietnam, and students nationwide increasingly opposed it.

At the time, Americans were slurping leaded gas through massive V8 sedans. Industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of legal consequences or bad press. Air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of prosperity. “Environment” was a word that appeared more often in spelling bees than on the evening news.  Although mainstream America remained oblivious to environmental concerns, the stage had been set for change by the publication of Rachel Carson's New York Times bestseller Silent Spring in 1962.  The book represented a watershed moment for the modern environmental movement, selling more than 500,000 copies in 24 countries and, up until that moment, more than any other person, Ms. Carson raised public awareness and concern for living organisms, the environment and public health.

Earth Day 1970 capitalized on the emerging consciousness, channeling the energy of the anti-war protest movement and putting environmental concerns front and center. 

Re: Earth Day

posted at 4/23/2013 8:40 AM EDT
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I don't do anything for earth dayt

Re: Earth Day

posted at 4/23/2013 10:43 PM EDT
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GRANA here;
 Ibelieve that I  live everyday as if it were "EARTH DAY"
"GO  NEARLY  "MEATLESS" EVERY DAY
limiting portions of animal products
 I REDUCE ; REUSE & RECYCLE PAPER, PLASTIC &  some  SOME METALS& GLASS
;
When I gardened,I had  a compost  bin
 I launder  hand washables in the shower/tub
I believe that we are all responsible 
  for KEEPING the EARTH in  GOOD CONDITION FOR THE NEXT GENERATION(s)
 We seldom take the car out of the garage; hubby either walks bycyckles or takes the city  bus whenever  possible; I take para-transit( a mini  city bus for the disabled )
We combine errands into one efficient trip ; no back-tracking!
I call ahead to make sure that items I'm shopping for are in stock so we don't have to go out again InnocentI partially pre-bake potatoes  in the microwave oven & finish them up while baking  bread, a casserole  or pastry in the conventional oven.
It sounds like "WORK" but it becomes a n easy habit once you have done it regularly; &  learning that our utility bills are about half those of neighbors proves it's worth it  to make the fthe effort  even if you are not
"GREEN" Cool

Re: Earth Day

posted at 4/23/2013 10:55 PM EDT
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GRANA here;
 We try to  live each day like EARTH DAY:
 eat less animal products
 walk or take public transport as much aspossible
 REDUCE REUSE& RECYCLE  PAPER, PLASTIC, METALS &  GLASS
each EARTH DAY   lists are made, suggesting we dallofte abocw ( 3RRR's dietary changes and more efficient appliances( air dry laundry ; I find that weaready do most of the listed items so I make a bigger effort cut back on electric&  gas usage,: turn off lights, ought more efficient apliances plinces 
Buy bigger containers& repack the contents in smaller size ( reused ) containers Iuse cloth dish rags &  table linens,   

Re: Earth Day

posted at 4/25/2013 7:01 AM EDT
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My boys were supposed to clean up the grounds of our local library with their scout troop, but it rained all day and they ended up canceling it.  Hopefully, the will get it rescheduled for another day.