26. Reduce red meat consumption.

A regular ‘red flag’ topic for human carnivores involves the topic of red meat. Of the many masticated meats, Red meats may be the most maligned. If you’re hungry for a hamburger, here’s a hint - you could choose a chicken on ciabatta instead. (Be warned, I haven’t looked ahead to week 27, so I hope the next suggestion isn’t ‘Reduce chicken meat consumption.’)   

To help you Reduce red meat consumption, here’s a simple 2-step process:

  1. When you see red (meat), think red (stop)
  2. Then go for something more Green, like M&Ms…or Kale covered Chicken (with green Siracha).

Your future you will appreciate the green (savings) and the green go-ahead for a better future, with fewer red meat meals.  

P.S. - It’s been reported that Corporate Housing helps people reduce red meat consumption by providing furnished housing near a variety of grocery stores. This enables our guests to choose the food they want to cook in their spacious kitchens, even if it is red meat.  We would like to think that mini-reminders like this message may help our guests choose green or white (meat) or pizza (it’s a color!) for their food decisions. 

This series is focused on Simple Sustainable Actions - based on Stephane Omsanski’s article in Parade from 2021.


26. Reduce red meat consumption.

We're not going to tell you to go vegetarian or vegan. However, reducing your red meat consumption is one of the best things you can do for the planet. After all, the Environmental Defense Fund says that if every American ate one meat-free meal per week, it's the equivalent of removing 5 million cars off the roads per year. You can't deny that impact... especially because beef production is specifically harmful. It requires 160 times more land and contributes 36 kilograms of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere for every kilogram of beef.