Go Meatless on Earth Day 2015

 In Colorado river adventures, Conservation, Dvorak Expeditions, Whitewater Blogged

Now, more than ever, we need to conserve water. Some people argue that one way to do that is to eat less meat. They believe eating less meat for just one day a week will make a tremendous impact on our environment and our water supply. You may not think about it, but even free range, organic, locally produced meat takes an awful lot of water to sustain. We just put in on the table as a option for a Meatless Earth Day this April 22nd, 2015!

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Keep our rivers pumping. Conserve water by going meatless for Earth Day 2015.

Conserving water and saving the environment by going meatless

Over 51% of all Greenhouse Gases are due to livestock. The livestock industry emits more than all types of transportation worldwide. How is that possible, you ask? It’s because livestock produces gases that are 20 times and 296 times more powerful than all other Greenhouse Gasses: Methane and Nitrous Oxide. On top of that, raising livestock for the purpose of food production takes nearly half of the water used in the entire United States. Going meatless for just one day a week will make a world of difference:

  1. Reduce CO2 production
  2. Reduce methan/nitrous oxide production
  3. Save large amounts of water
  4. Reduce polluting our streams/rivers/oceans
Declining snow packs means water conservation is more important than ever. Don't take the rivers for granted. Do your part to conserve water.

Declining snow packs in Colorado means water conservation is more important than ever. Don’t take the rivers for granted. Do your part to conserve water.

Book your river rafting adventures with DVK in Colorado

DVK white water rafting expeditions in Salida, CO, supports a number of conservation efforts, especially those that aim to protect the environment, our water supply and our rivers. That being said, there’s still plenty of white water pumping through the rivers of the southwestern United States, especially in the world renowned Arkansas River. And as you are maneuvering your raft through Class III-V rapids, you can feel good knowing that your meatless days will make Colorado river rafting possible for generations to come. Happy Earth Day and see you on the river!

 

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