Meat Free Monday is a campaign which aims to encourage the nation to help slow climate change by reducing meat consumption. The campaign aims to encourage people to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by having one meat-free day every week.
Skipping meat for one day a week can reduce your annual carbon footprint by as much as not driving your car for a whole month! Here are some other initiatives to start partaking in Meat Free Monday’s…
- Meat is a major contributor towards climate change – A 2020 study found that it would be impossible for us to keep global heating to the lowest safe limit without a shift towards a more plant-based diet.
- Animal agriculture creates a vast amount of greenhouse gases – the FAO estimates that livestock production is responsible for 14.5% of global greenhouse emissions.
- Meat production depletes precious resources – Including land, water and energy.
- Eating a more plant-based diet improves our health – Oxford University found that eating meat no more than 3 times a week could prevent 31,000 death from heart disease.
- Expand your food pallet – Meat Free Monday can be a fun and easy way to do something for our planet. Why not try a few new recipes or try a new meat-free food that you’ve always wanted to taste!
If you’re struggling to adapt to cooking meat-free meals, Meat Free Monday provide a whole range of free meat-free recipes to give you some inspiration! You can find them here.
You can also track the difference that you’ll be making through Meat Free Monday, by using this impact calculator.
(Information taken from Meat Free Monday)