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July 01, 2011

One Small Thing: Independence from Meat Weekend

One_small_thing_logoThe amount of atmospheric carbon has skyrocketed. And world leaders are balking at doing anything about it. What can one person do? Not much -- unless a lot of people take part.

That's why once a week until Earth Day 2012, we'll post one small thing you can do to lessen your carbon footprint. Indicate that you're on board by liking and sharing the small thing. The goal is to get enough people participating that one small thing will turn into be a very big deal. Check out the previous small things here. This week's thing is:

#11. Independence from Meat Weekend.

This weekend, countless Americans will celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, family gatherings, and barbecue. Because livestock is one of the biggest sources of climate-change emissions, few actions are more effective in reducing your footprint than cutting back on your meat intake. Take the challenge of going more veggie for the holiday weekend. For delicious vegetarian barbecue ideas, try these suggestions here, here, and here.

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