“If every American ate just one meat-free meal per week, the emissions
savings would be the same as taking more than 5 million cars off our
roads” – http://is.gd/d3BdM
Unfortunately the article above doesn’t say over what time period, but
I assume over the lifespan of the average American, which is 78 years.
There are an estimated 300 million Americans, so you’re talking
roughly 15.6 billion vegetarian meals (300 million * 52) per year being
the equivalent of taking 5 million cars off the planet’s roads.
There are projected to be 2.75 billion airline passengers in 2011
Assuming 1 meal per flight, and that 75% of current meals are
non-vegetarian, you’re looking at 2.62 billion meals.
Now, if all of those meals were to become vegetarian, the offset would
be equivalent to taking 840,000 cars off the planets roads.
The question now becomes how we can ‘nudge’ the airlines to make this “small but big change”
Last night my Vuvuzela got stolen at a bar in San Diego,??the Tilted Kilt.??
In the photo below you can see what it looks like.
Here’s a close-up with more detail. As you can see it’s no ordinary Vuvuzela. The unique beadwork was done by a group of grandmothers in Khayelitsha (Grandmothers Against Poverty & AIDS -??www.gapa.org.za
) as part of an income generation project.
And as luck has it, the culprit got caught on camera in the background of a photo I took of Sarah, our waittress.
Here’s a closer look of the bearded guy who took it. He grabbed it and ran out, according to his friends. His friends, however, claimed that they “don’t really know the guy”.
So, if you’re ever in San Diego and a see a guy with a green Vuvuzela with beadwork on it, please assist in retrieving it or providing any information that could lead to its return!
En-route from San Francisco to San Diego. Pings to Google are also sub 170 ms.
Finally you can get quality content on your mobile phone that doesn’t consist of a farting monkey ringtone costing R30 a week. Elodie Kleynhans (@elodiek) this week started shooting the Soccer Babes (http://www.soccerbabe.co.za) show with 3 presenters providing a daily dose. If you like what you see in this video, you can subscribe yourself by SMSing ‘SB’ to 31904. (R2.50/show – you’ll need a phone that can play video)
UPDATE: You can view the high-res versions on BlinkTower’s Youtube channel:??http://www.youtube.com/user/blinktowermedia
Disclosure: I am a minority shareholder in BlinkTower, the production company behind the show.
What happens when your mom confiscates your Vuvuzela.
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