Eat Less Beef = Fewer Emissions

​(3BL Media/Just Means) - ​400,000 people took over the streets of the Big Apple to urge politicians to take action to reduce emissions and slow down global warming in the run-up to the recent UN Climate Summit that took place in New York. The People’s Climate March was a landmark event; thousands of people marched in 166 countries to express solidarity.

The massive crowd drummed out messages from different arenas of sustainability. Some asked for clean energy, others underlined family planning while another group marched to remind people of one action they can take that has a formidable impact on their personal emissions ​score​: cutting out meat from their diet.

Meat Free Monday got together with Meatless Monday and other support groups to promote the reduction of meat consumption as part of the climate mitigation action pack.

Meat Free Monday is famously supported by former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney, who devotes much of his time to promoting a vegetarian diet, alongside his daughters Mary and Stella. His late wife, Linda, back in ​1991,​ started a successful food business in the U.K., Linda McCartney Foods, that put vegetarian food firmly in mainstream awareness and the average shopper’s trolley. The range is available in the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand.

The Meat Free Monday campaign is now being supported by DoSomething, a fun, irreverent website that inspires young people in engage in all types of causes, including sustainability, so the “world sucks less”.

It argues that people tend to be healthier on Mondays, so it is a good day for schools to go meatless. Users can ask their schools to serve veggie meals on Mondays.

We can’t think of a better way to​ start the week and​ make the world “suck less” than avoiding meat​, the production of which on a mass, factory farming scale generates harmful emissions.​

Image credit: Meat-Free Mondays