Eat PB&J’s and Save the World

For well over a year until about six months ago I was helping save the world and didn’t even know it. I was simply trying to limit my calories by eating Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches for most weekday lunches. There is now a campaign to encourage everybody to eat PBJ’s.

The payoff?

“Each time you have a plant-based lunch like a PB&J you’ll reduce your carbon footprint by the equivalent of 2.5 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions over an average animal-based lunch like a hamburger, a tuna sandwich, grilled cheese, or chicken nuggets. For dinner you save 2.8 pounds and for breakfast 2.0 pounds of emissions.

Those 2.5 pounds of emissions at lunch are about forty percent of the greenhouse gas emissions you’d save driving around for the day in a hybrid instead of a standard sedan.”

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