one brussel sprout at a time. Well, that may be a bit grandiose. But this quote from Barbara Kingsolver’s “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” (which I just finally started reading) really floored me:
“If every U.S. citizen ate just one meal a week (any meal) composed of locally and organically raised meats and produce, we would reduce our country’s oil consumption by over 1.1 million barrels of oil every week. That’s not gallons, but barrels. Small changes in buying habits can make big differences. Becoming a less energy-dependent nation may just need to start with a good breakfast.”
Isn’t that crazy? 1.1 million barrels of oil every week. Every week!
The mind boggles.