What is Meatless Monday?

Meatless Monday is a global movement that was launched in 2003. It promotes a simple message: one day a week, cut the meat.

There are many well-documented reasons to choose a plant-based way of eating: it benefits our health, the environment, and promotes compassion for other animals.

In the 2018 ecoCity Footprint Tool report initiated by Climate Action Powell River (CAPR) and funded by the City of Powell River and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, food consumption represented 35% of the local ecological footprint (making it almost equivalent to transportation at 36%), and fish, meat, eggs and dairy products were found to be responsible for 72% of food’s impact.

Though public awareness about these important issues is starting to grow, there is still much work to be done. Meatless Monday campaigns have been effective at helping to educate people around the world about the links between meat and environmental degradation and many common chronic diseases too.

Meatless Monday Powell River is our local implementation project, initiated by CAPR and supported by the City of Powell River! The official campaign will run from March 1 – June 30, 2019 and during that time frame we will be taking pledges from Powell Riverites (as well as those in Tla’Amin and the qathet Regional District) to go meatless or vegan one or more days a week!

The plan is to get as many people on board as possible and measure the impact that our collective reduction of animal products can have. This information will be used to illustrate the power that we all have to make positive changes for ourselves, the planet and other animals when we carefully consider the foods we are consuming three or more times a day. Are you ready to make your pledge?

Eating vegetarian and vegan foods can be easy — and so delicious! Join the campaign to receive weekly newsletters with recipes, information and updates on our local campaign! Join us on facebook and instagram to share recipes YOU love or pictures of what you are making! We want to hear what YOU are doing!

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Engaging in healthy behaviours on Monday helps people sustain healthy behaviour throughout the week.

The Monday Campaigns

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