The following article was written by Nora Vizzini.
that Daylight Saving Time is over, colder days are upon us, and all your vegan sweaters
are out of storage, it's officially time to winterize your home. Seal up the
windows, insulate your heater, and double-check that your place is as energy
efficient as possible. We all know that energy conservation is good for your
wallet and the planet.
there's one spot in your home, no bigger than a closet, that's silently
devouring kilowatts at this very moment. And its just-above-freezing
temperature isn't to blame—it's what's inside it that matters. If you haven't
guessed yet—it's your fridge.
Harvesting any type of food requires energy to
process, package, and deliver it, but its energy consumption skyrockets when
that food is derived from animals. Simply consider all the energy-intensive
stages of raising animals for food:
you add up all those steps, it's no wonder that it takes more than 11 times as much fossil fuel to
make one calorie from animal protein as it does to make one calorie from plant
As winter approaches,
don't leave food off your energy audit. Regardless if your fridge has an Energy
Star© sticker, if it's stocked with meat, eggs, and dairy products, you've
practically got a gas-guzzling Hummer right in your kitchen. To be green and have a heart of gold, reduce your
consumption of animal products. From Meatless Monday
to the 30-day vegan pledge—every
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