Go green, get lean! Scientists take a new tack.

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  1. IntoxicatingToxin

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    Go green, get lean! Scientists take a new tack - Diet & Nutrition - MSNBC.com

    How? They advise that people get out of their cars and walk or bike half an hour a day instead of driving. And also they suggest eating less red meat. That's how Americans can simultaneously save the planet and their health, say doctors and climate scientists.

    The payoffs are huge, although unlikely to happen. One numbers-crunching scientist calculates that if all Americans between 10 and 74 walked just half an hour a day instead of driving, they would cut the annual U.S. emissions of carbon dioxide, the chief greenhouse gas, by 64 million tons.
     
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    Not many people care about the planet. I do, Id rather walk everywhere even though I have a car. Only use to travel downtown. Wish we could save this the overcrowded piece of rock.
     
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    unless you live in a city, there are few places (work, stores, friends' homes) that you can actually get to in a half an hour. the closest convenience store to me is about 4-5 miles away-- which isn't a bad walk, but 2 hours to get to and from a convenience store is a bit much.

    the main problem in the US right now is that most people live in suburbs where you have to drive everywhere-- it's not really a choice.
     
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    Here's something:

    If you can get everybody in your country (pick a country--ANY country) to run ONE less light bulb in their house a day, it would be the equivalent of taking one million cars off the road.
     
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