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Subcommittee Offers Dietary Tip to Aid Environment

As an incentive to monitor and reduce our environmental footprint (save energy and water and reduce waste) Penn College’s Energy Conservation Subcommittee offers this tip: “If all Americans were to reduce their meat consumption by 20 percent, it would be the equivalent of all Americans switching from a standard sedan to a Prius. As an example, in the production of 2.2 pounds of beef, an equivalent amount of carbon dioxide is expended, the amount equal to a European car driving 155 miles. Meat is a large carbon footprint. It takes 2,500 gallons of water and many pounds of grain to make 1 pound of beef for your table. Try a meat-free day. The air and the animals thank you.”

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