Sustainability Best Practices
Why Eat less meat?
- Uses 50 x more fossil Fuels.
- Uses 1,800 gallons of water per pound of meat.
- 5 million cows in California...drought?
- Requires 400% more Farmland over Veggies.
What can we do?
- Give up meat 1 day a week.
- Try other proteins: Nuts & seeds, Soy & peas, Beans & Lentils.
- Incorporate leaner meats like Fish & Poultry in your diet.
- Meat Production uses 50x more fossil fuels than the farming of vegetables.
- Ranchers claim to use 1,800 gallons of water per pound of meat found in grocery stores.
- With 5 million cows in California, is beef a major player in our never ending drought?
- Herding of cattle requires 400% more farmland than its veggie counter parts.
What Can we do?
- Giving up meat 1 day a week can dramatically reduce your resource consumption and carbon footprint.
- Try other forms of proteins: Nuts & seeds, Soy and Peas, Beans & Lentils.
- Incorporate leaner meats like Fish & poultry in your diet.
Help Stanford Reach its 75% Waste Diversion.
Only 10% of plastic is recycled.
Plastic can take upwards to 500-1000 years to degrade
Reduce how much plastic we buy.
Reuse what we already have.
Recycle above all else!
Only plastics 1,2,4,5 are recyclable.
Stanford is trying to reach a 75% Waste Diversion rate and needs all our help to get there. Here are a couple tips to help us reach this goal:
- Reduce the amount of plastic we use throughout the week.
- Reuse the plastic we already have in our possession.
- Recycle above all else!
- Check the Recycle number on your plastic
- Recycle centers only take #'s 1,2,4,5.
- 3,6,7 Either can not be recycled or are too dangerous to recycle.
- Enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the globe 4 times.
- Plastic can take upwards to 500-1000 years to fully degrade.
- Currently only 10% of all the worlds plastic is Recycled.
Let's face it, recyclable products still have to be manufactured, but it says 60% recycled product. What you don’t see on the label is how inefficient and unsustainable the factory making these products really are. We can help do our part that much better by bringing your own mug, packing your lunch in a glassware container, or eating with silverware. So this new year make the resolution: ditch the paper cup, try eating in for a change, or keep a personal utensil at work, you’ll be amazed how easy it is to be sustainable.