Monday, November 06, 2006

Week Three:  Green Food

Congratulations—you have taken the Week Three Action Quiz. Your score is 492, which means you've promised to take the annual equivalent of 0.05 cars off the road.

Slate also says:  "Here are some of the numbers that we used in our calculations, which reflect averages:

>>Cutting beef out of your diet saves approximately 1,000 pounds of CO2 emissions per year. [I pledged to cut my (already somewhat paltry) beef consumption by half.]

>>Bringing your own bags to the grocery store saves about 17 pounds of carbon-dioxide emissions a year.

>>Buying food and other products with minimal packaging saves about 230 pounds of carbon dioxide a year.

>>Becoming a vegetarian saves 3,000 pounds of CO2 a year. [Good job, bibliophile!]"

They didn't address the excellent question raised by rabid monkey last week, in response to their assertion that paper bags waste more CO2 than plastic bags: "so, about this paper/plastic thing... does that take into account that you can fit more stuff in a paper bag, or is this a per bag comparison of pollution?" I emailed them to ask, but I'm not really expecting to hear back.

Resurrected from posts past:

Because giant sin-crushing loaves of bread never get old.

Awesome, part one:

The NaBloPoMo Randomizer, created by Lane of Pink Elephants.

Awesome, part two:


  1. You found your candy! :)

    Did you get it at China Lu?

  2. Also, hurray for vegetarianism!

  3. That's the last box from Archie McPhee I was cheering...