Oakland City Council Declares Every Monday Meatless

July 8th, 2013


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Oakland, CA joins a growing list of cities encouraging residents to go meatless one day a week for their health and the health of the planet.

On July 3rd The City Council passed a resolution encouraging residents to eat meat-free meals on Mondays and restaurants, schools, grocery stores, businesses and other local institutions to offer more plant-based foods at the start of every week.   Oakland Unified School District and Mills College already offer Meatless Monday.

Councilmember Libby Schaaf, one of the sponsors of the resolution, said:

“Oakland has long been a pioneer in sustainability and we’re always looking for effective, yet simple ways to get people eating healthier, so promoting Meatless Monday in our city makes sense.”

Other cities in the US and around the world have passed similar resolutions including Vancouver, Los Angeles and Aspen.  To find out how you can start Meatless Monday in your community, download our free Community Toolkit.