If you’re trying to reduce your carbon footprint, changing your light bulbs is a good start—but PETA’s Lettuce Ladies are on a mission to let people know that there’s a better (and more delicious) way to go green. Our environmental crusaders’ first stop was the Consumers Energy building in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where they gave passersby free veggie burgers and—for some instant gratification to show the environmental impact of adopting a vegetarian diet—coupons for $10 off their energy bills.
According to Environmental Defense, if every American replaced meat with vegetarian foods just once per week, the carbon dioxide savings would be equivalent to taking more than half a million cars off U.S. roads. So, how about cooking up a vegetarian meal for dinner tonight?
Written by Liz Graffeo