Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Harvard University Green Tip of the Month - July 2009
A nice green tip from the Office for Sustainability...
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This is the campus-wide Harvard University Green Tip of the Month.
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Harvard University Green Tip of the Month

Eat Less Meat!

Industrial meat production, especially beef, accounts for 18% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions* (from the entire meat production cycle).

Pick up some vegetarian ingredients at a local farmer's market, including three near Harvard:

  1. Science Center market: Tuesdays 12:30-6pm, until October 27th
  2. Allston market: Fridays, 3-7pm
  3. Charles Hotel market: Fridays, 12-6pm & Sundays, 11-3pm
  4. Restaurant Associates weekly farmer's markets at HMS: Wednesdays, all day, Courtyard Cafe and Elements Cafe (alternating weeks)
  5. Mission Hill market: Thursdays, 11am-6pm at Brigham's Cricle (*near HSPH)

Or find a market near you: http://www.massfarmersmarkets.org

* United Nations (September 2008) "Livestock production alone contributes to 18 percent of the global warming effect - more than the emissions from every single car, train, and plane on the planet. Though livestock production only contributes 9 percent of carbon dioxide emissions, the sector is responsible for 37 percent of methane and 65 percent of nitrous oxide, both potent greenhouse gases." http://www.fao.org/docrep/010/a0701e/a0701e00.htm

Setting the Record Straight

July Green Tip

It is healthy to be vegetarian.

Studies have shown that vegetarians (who follow a well-balanced, low-fat, high-fiber diet) often have lower incidences of coronary artery disease, hypertension, obesity and some forms of cancer.

Your Actions Add Up!

If every Harvard affiliate replaced one average daily diet containing meat with one vegetarian meal a week, we would

Prevent 14 million pounds of CO2 from entering the atmosphere.

That's like taking 1,280 cars off the road!


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