Carbon Fast – Day 3

Go meat-free today.  Choosing meat-free meals is one of the most powerful things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint.

Yesterday and today’s carbon fast actions barely created a ripple around here.  Before I became vegetarian, the Fridays of Lent required a bit more thought, and they often included some type of fish.

Despite some potential health benefits and (perhaps) having a smaller carbon footprint than meat, fish and other seafood still have environmental costs.  In the Midwest, most seafood must be shipped a good distance to reach our stores and tables.  Demand for fish leads to overfishing, a serious problem in many parts of the world, especially marginalized areas where people rely on the sea for their food.  Fish farming, commonly used for salmon, involves feeding the fish lots of unnatural food, like corn, along with artificial coloring to provide that nice “healthy” pink hue.

Daily action from http://www.lcwr.org/lcwrsocialjustice/eoclentcalendar2010.pdf

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