September 2, 2004

Help the environment. Eat less meat.

In the September Ranger Rick magazine (from the National Wildlife Federation), a reader asks, "Is there anything I can do to help the environment?" The answer:
  • Eat less meat. (Raising animals for food uses lots of energy and water and can cause awful pollution.)
  • Eat more organic food. (Organic farmers don't use chemicals that harm the environment or people's health.)
  • Drive small cars, live in an energy-saving house, and buy energy-saving appliances.
  • Buy only things that you really need. (Almost everything factories make or people use harms nature in some way.)