Environmental Footprint

What is the average American's environmental footprint due to livestock?

Land 3.2 acres
Topsoil Erosion 3.5 tons per year
Water 116,000 gallons
Manure 5.5 tons per year
Crops to feed livestock 1900 lbs per year
Energy 94 gallons of gas per year
Greenhouse gases 1.7 tons of CO2-equivalent per year
Polluted lakes 900 square feet
Polluted rivers 10 feet


Calculated by Noam Mohr, 2005