Meatless Monday Canada is a joint initiative between several groups interested in helping Canadians make one day a week meat-free.
The first Meatless Monday happened during World War I, when Americans were encouraged to give up some of their staples foods to aid the war effort. During World War II, it became a way to help supply food for war-torn Europe. Decades later the purpose has changed but the method is much the same – get creative, get meatless one day a week.
Today, the movement is spreading across the globe and across Canada as people become more aware of the environmental impact their food choices make.
It’s not about going vegetarian. (Though that is a great choice.)
It’s about healthy, sustainable eating. It’s about reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It’s about doing what we can to slow down global warming. And it starts with you.
But why is this initiative so important?
Animal agriculture is responsible for a whopping 18% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming. That’s more than all forms of transportation combined – on the entire planet!
The emissions come from methane in animal manure, nitrous oxide from fertilizer used to grow animal feed, and the cutting down of forests for grazing land.
Are there health benefits from going meatless?
Reducing your meat intake can lessen your own risk for developing chronic conditions like obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and even cancer.
The Meatless Monday Canada Team
Watch the video of our launch at the Taste of Health conference in Vancouver, as reported by our US partner www.MeatlessMonday.com Associated with Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health, the US initiative promotes the health benefits of reducing meat consumption also.
Other Meatless and Meat-free Monday events are happening worldwide. Become part of a global movement.
- Meatless Mondays (Toronto)
- Meatless Mondays at Queen’s University, Ontario
- LundiSansViande (Quebec)
- Meatless Mondays at McGill University, Quebec
- Meatless Monday (USA)
- Support Meat Free Mondays (UK)
- Meat Free Mondays (UK)
Eating for a Healthy Planet: A Conversation with Canadians (trailer)
If you’re interested in helping, please contact us.