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9 eco-friendly diets

By: Julie Knapp on Jan. 15, 2010, 11:47 a.m.
Vegetarian Diet

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Vegetarian Diet

Even if you still eat eggs and dairy, going veg can reduce your carbon footprint by almost a ton annually. You’ll reduce your water footprint, too, because animals and their feed require lots of H2O. Choose healthy produce and legumes (you can’t fill up on carbs and cheese alone) and you should lower your disease risk and weight.