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					Saving the Environment
Easy Things YOU Can Do to Help!
    Modern Agriculture: Flaws & Solutions
         Conventional               Permaculture/Sustainable
•   Monocultures violate           • Based on natural systems
    natural principles, requires     that build up rather than
    upkeep, destroy soil.            destroy soil every year,
•   "Ecological deserts" -           just like in nature.
    Destroy the environment        • "Forest gardens" -
    and eliminate biodiversity       Intelligently designed to
•   High upkeep - Fossil fuels,      work with the environment
    chemicals, pesticides            and produce high yields
•   UNSUSTAINABLE - No             • No footprint - Well
    matter what, this system         designed systems use less
    cannot last forever!             labor.
                                   • SUSTAINABLE!
          What YOU Can Do to Help
1. Invest in organic food. This is a great first step.
    o They're more expensive but taste better and are more
      nutritious.
2. Invest in local agriculture. Superior to organics, this
   reduces the carbon footprint of your meal. VOTE WITH
   YOUR MONEY!
    o Local is often cheaper than the supermarket due to the
      lack of transportation costs.
3. The best option is to grow your own food.
    o It's hard and immensely gratifying work.
    o Tastes the best, and you know what went into it. No risk
      of contamination with microbes.
    o Saves you a lot of money. Especially if you eat a lot of
      produce. Stay healthy.
    o Eating healthy cuts down on avoidable health expenses.
Diet: If you Change Only One Thing...
• 1 lb. beef - 1939 gallons    • 1 lb. potatoes - 64 gallons
  water                          water
• More water is used in meat   • Humans produce 12,000
  production than all other      lbs. excrement/second,
  uses combined.                 most of which is treated.
• 80% of food produced in      • Eat more fruits and
  America feeds livestock.       vegetables!
• Livestock produce 250,000    • Fruits are the most
  lbs. excrement/second,         efficient calories/acre in
  almost NONE of which is        suitable climates
  treated.
Submit Your Name and Email and Get
          a FREE Report
• Practical advice for reducing your carbon footprint and
  environmental impact. Foods to eat, lights to change, things
  to do that have the most impact.
• Save the Earth and your money.
• Smart gardening/landscaping - An introduction to
  Permaculture, Farming of the Future
• Real examples (videos, articles, etc.) from around the world
  of urban, suburban, desert and cold-climate farming
  successes!
• The Keyhole Garden - Why are circular raised beds an easy
  and totally awesome way to garden? Well, you won't break
  your back for one thing.
• Think how much money you'll save and how much good
  you'll do for the environment. Our current system will
  eventually collapse. Invest in your education!
                       Sources
• http://www.raw-food-health.net/SaveTheEnvironment.html

				
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