This 4th of July, we Americans will consume 150 million hot dogs, “enough to stretch from DC to LA over five times,” says the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council. Yikes! An estimated 100 billion gallons of water and 70 million gallons of gas would be saved if everyone in the US just ate vegetarian for just one day. One day. So skip the pork and pile up the potato salad instead. For more eco tips on how to make this Independence Day lighter on the planet, and your palate, check out Huff Post’s Green July 4th.
Happy 4th to you!