gröna gaffeln

Gröna Gaffeln – eat for the climate

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 | Environment Update | 1 Comment

It takes 7000 liters (1849 gallons) of water to produce 100 g (3.5 ounces) meat, and 550 liters (145 gallons) for growing wheat to produce one loaf of bread. Nearly 20 per cent of green house gas emissions come from meat production. Meanwhile the consumption of meat is increasing steadily, in Sweden by 50 per cent during the last 20 years. Therefore the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation has launched the campaign “Gröna gaffeln” (green fork) this October. Everybody can join the initiative by choosing to eat vegetarian one day a week and thereby contribute to easing the pressure on the climate. Restaurants can also become use the Gröna gaffeln logo if they promote vegetarian dishes. You do not have to change everything at the same time, just start with a small step and at the same time explore new tastes when decreasing your ecological footprint. Why not ask your lunch restaurant to surprise you with a new green dish next week?

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