Eat Less Beef = Fewer Emissions
â(3BL Media/Just Means) - â400,000 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 Peopleâs 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 âscoreâ: 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 â1991,â started a successful food business in the U.K., Linda McCartney Foods, that put vegetarian food firmly in mainstream awareness and the average shopperâs 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 âworld sucks lessâ.
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 canât think of a better way toâ start the week andâ make the world âsuck lessâ than avoiding meatâ, the production of which on a mass, factory farming scale generates harmful emissions.â
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