Ok, so imagine you work in the building energy efficiency industry like Stephen Troese Jr. He is the CEO of a company that makes sure that adheres to the most stringent federal regulations and adopts the best sustainability standards. He would probably have a strong opinion on how individual people can make a difference when it comes to saving the environment.
As you have probably noticed over the past few weeks, the effects of climate change are already here. We have seen them firsthand with two Once in a Generation hurricanes that have done extreme damage to Texas and Florida. While we can’t control climate change completely, there are certainly things we can do at home that could have a significant impact on our environment, and it starts with what we put in our mouths.
Stephen Troese Jr. would ask you to consider why so many people as much meat as we do. Of course, meat does taste good, but the raising of animals for meat puts a significant strain on our environment. That’s because it take significant water and land to raise cows, pigs, chickens, and other animals for meat. That is land and water that could be used for people instead.
In addition to that, the pollution created from raising meat is downright insane. From methane from the cows to the fumes created from hop pools, it is downright terrible for the environment to eat meat the way we do. If you are looking for a way to reduce your carbon footprint, Stephen Troese would suggest that you eat more beans and plants rather than eating meat.