This post is about a very ambitious and noble project in the blogging community called blog action day. Here’s a quote from the Blog Action Day website:
On October 15th, bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue on everyoneâ€™s mind – the environment. Every blogger will post about the environment in their own way and relating to their own topic. Our aim is to get everyone talking towards a better future.
The environment is a hot button political issue right now that has our country divided, but I think most people will agree that it’s in everyones best interest to keep the planet clean – after all it’s the only one we got and I don’t like the idea of my grandchildren having to live on Mars because my generation destroyed Earth.
How Going On The Master Cleanse Can Help The Environment
Rather then raising awareness about solar energy or hybrid cars my Blog Action Day tip is about the Master Cleanse, and how you can help the environment by spending a few days on the cleanse.
The Master Cleanse is environmentally friendly because during the cleanse you avoid eating meat. How is this good for the environment? Here’s some quotes about the damaging effects eating meat has on the environment from emagazine.com:
Energy-intensive U.S. factory farms generated 1.4 billion tons of animal waste in 1996, which, the Environmental Protection Agency reports, pollutes American waterways more than all other industrial sources combined.
The much-publicized 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska dumped 12 million gallons of oil into Prince William Sound, but the relatively unknown 1995 New River hog waste spill in North Carolina poured 25 million gallons of excrement and urine into the water, killing an estimated 10 to 14 million fish and closing 364,000 acres of coastal shellfishing beds.
More than a third of all raw materials and fossil fuels consumed in the U.S. are used in animal production.
In addition to the meat industries impact on the environment it’s also important to note that it takes massive amounts of grain and water to raise cattle – that’s food and water that could be used to feed starving people around the world.
I know that nobody likes being told how to live their life: what to drive, how to heat their home, ect. and believe me there’s no stronger supporter of personal liberties then me, but we’re all in this thing together. What I wanted to point out with this post was that you don’t have give your SUV, or spend a fortune on solar panels for your home in order to help clean up the Earth. Eating less meat can be just as beneficial to the environment, and it’s good for you!
If you have any advice about little things we can all do to make the World a cleaner place I would love to hear from you. Please leave your comments below.