So, this post is 11 yrs old …the numbers must be staggering now
Fend off Allergies … by eating more leafy greens, having high levels of folic acid may decrease your risk of wheezing and silence some genes, including those of the immune system. author, Elizabeth Matsui MD
Making a glass jar impacts our environment, you have to burn a gas furnace 24hrs at 2000 degrees, this consumes a huge amount of energy.
According to the WTC wiping your feet off before home entry can reduce tracking pesticides by 25%, removing shoes can cut the amount of dust by 10 times, clean carpets every 18months instead of every 12months and save $300
the EPA states the air indoors is 2 to 5times more polluted, install smoke/carbon monoxide detectors, open windows daily, buy air cleaning plants, English ivy, Philodendron, spider; green cleaning recipes at Planetgreen.discovery.com
Buy local … less packaging if you buy local, more fresh tasty choices …support local farmer’s markets and community gardens
Raising Beef accounts for 18% of global warming emissions worldwide
You can reduce your carbon footprint just by switching to vegetarian meals for 1day, save about 860calories &9pounds of carbon,if done for 2weeks, a reduction of carbon by 122pounds and 12,460calories, losing about 3lbs or more.