NYU Meatless Monday

Date: 5/07/2012
Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Location: The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604  map


Monday, May 7th |
Rudin Forum at Puck Building, 2nd Floor | 12:30-2PM

You have the power to reduce climate change with every meal you eat. Come join the Meatless Mondays campaign, featuring:

-Tasty *free* vegetarian food provided by the NYU Student Food Co-op

-Organic coffee to get you through finals from Blue Bottle Coffee

-Sustainable Lunch Maps for good options around NYU

-Meat-free meal guides to cook your own tasty veggie-friendly food

Curious about the carbon footprint of your meals? The meat industry contributes to our emissions much more than most of us realize. Livestock alone creates more greenhouse gas emissions than all the cars, trucks, planes, and other fossil-fueled modes of transportation in the world according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in their widely cited report, Livestock's Long Shadow. In fact, our current food system--from industrial farming to packaging to transporting--contributes as much as one-third of total greenhouse gas emissions. Some reports even tip the scale closer to half.

Pledge to go meatless on Mondays this year and join the movement to cut the meat, once a week. All students and staff participating in MM this year will receive buttons, recipes and resources to lower our environmental footprint. Collective pledges will be aggregated to measure our communal impact throughout the year.

The Climate Change: It's What's For Dinner campaign is a joint collaboration of the Wagner Food Policy Alliance, the Wagner Climate Coalition, NYU Steinhardt Food Studies, NYU Law/Students for Animal Legal Defense Fund and is supported by a Green Grant from the NYU Office of Sustainability.

Visit our website, http://nyumeatlessmondays.wordpress.com, and find:

-Vegetarian Recipes (or submit some of your favorites to nyumeatlessmondays@gmail.com)

-Resources from local NYC Eating Guides to an NYU Sustainable Lunch Map

-Articles, books, blogs, and podcasts to keep you up on the links between climate change, meat, and health

-Apps and Cookbooks to plan out your sustainable eats

-Q&A Interviews with NYU vegetarian athletes like Pete Horn to Dirt Candy Chef, Amanda Cohen

It's all online at the NYU Meatless Mondays site.

And follow the action, find recipes and connect with resources through Twitter also, follow us @NYUmeatless! Send in your pics of favorite local spots, what you're cooking up and home and how you're living out a sustainable life in NYC and check out the flickr photostream for some past postings of events and recipes, too.

Questions? Email bronsing@nyu.edu