National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

Want to change the world? Just eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch. Yes, a PB&J will slow global warming. How?

  • One sandwich reduces your carbon footprint by saving the equivalent of 2.5 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions over an average animal-based lunch like a hamburger, a tuna sandwich, grilled cheese, or chicken nuggets. 
  • If you have a PB&J instead of a ham sandwich or a hamburger, you save the equivalent almost 3.5 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions.
  • A PB&J will also save about 280 gallons of water over the hamburger. To put this in perspective, three PB&Js a month instead of hamburgers will save about as much water as switching to a low-flow shower-head.
  • A PB&J will save 12 to 50 square feet of land from deforestation, over-grazing, and pesticide and fertilizer pollution.


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