Meatless Monday Is One of Many Ways to Celebrate World Water Day!

March 19th, 2018

Meatless Monday is always excited to bring you great plant-based recipes that are delicious and healthy. But another reason to go meat-free one day a week is for the health of the planet! March 22 is World Water Day, a global day of recognition to spread awareness of ways to preserve the world’s water supply. There are many nature-based solutions that support this worldwide mission, but one thing you and your family can do is practice Meatless Monday!

If you’re wondering what effect Meatless Monday has on the world’s water, consider the following fact: One quarter-pound of beef requires 425 gallons of water to produce. That’s equivalent to 10 bathtubs of water for every quarter-pound hamburger consumed. Animals need water to drink and their feed requires water as well. In the case of beef, cattle need the most water out of all the other livestock raised because of their size. This results in a big water footprint for beef – and a big impact on the environment.

Plants, on the other hand, don’t need as much water. To use soy as an example, it takes about 75 gallons of water to produce a quarter-pound of soy.

Why is water usage such a concern when it comes to the environment? In a world of climate change and a growing population, water can become scarce. Different parts of the world are becoming increasingly unable to keep up with growing demand for water. This is why it’s important to conserve water by using less of it.

Skipping meat one day a week is a great way to do your part to save some water! Even one day a week without meat can make a difference in your own water footprint.

For more information about how Meatless Monday is great for your health and the environment, visit our research page. And on March 22, show your followers that you support World Water Day by sharing our water graphics on social media!