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The City of Portland, Oregon

Planning and Sustainability

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Phone: 503-823-7700

Curbside Hotline: 503-823-7202

1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201

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Hold the Steak (at least till Tuesday)

cowMoo-ve over cows, you’re cramping my carbon. Turns out, one pound of feedlot beef creates up to 14.8 pounds of CO2, not to mention the addition of even more toxic methane emissions. Movements like Meatless Mondays have been instituted around the county to reduce meat consumption and promote a low carbon diet, even if just for a day. Momentum is building as programs have taken off in the Baltimore Public School system and plans are afoot in NYC. Moreover, The Seattle Times recently reported on local efforts to minimize meat’s impacts on the earth.

Portland, can we meat the challenge?

Get started by calculating your daily food-related carbon emissions with Bon Appetite’s nifty Low Carbon Diet Calculator and discover some new meat-free recipes to shed some of that hefty carbon weight.