According to a study by the University of California, it takes over 5,200 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef, that’s about the same amount of water as you use in an entire year of daily showers. Reducing the amount of meat you consume by even a small amount saves a lot of water.


Adopting a green lifestyle often means making some changes in your every day habits. But when you start messing with something as wholesome as a hamburger, well, you’ve crossed the line! Or have you? Listen to this: A recent study by the University of California discovered that it took over 52 hundred gallons of water to produce one pound of beef. That means you could trade four hamburgers for a year’s worth of daily showers! Now I’m not suggesting you become a total vegan, but you might consider going meatless one meal a week. Not one day a week, but just one meal. Anyone can make a simple little change like that. Just one meal of only fruits and vegetables makes you a water saver. It won’t mean that you’ll be saving 52 hundred gallons of water right off the bat, but it’s a step in the right direction. And if millions of people could take those steps, then I think you’d have the greenest stampede in recorded history.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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