Pledge for the New Year!

December 21st, 2009

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New Years is fast approaching. It’s the season of sober resolutions and hopeful (but too often hopeless) personal pacts. What will you commit to in 2010? Why not consider a resolution with a built-in weekly reminder? Why not pledge to do something that can have a huge impact? For your own health, and the health of the planet, take the Meatless Monday Pledge and resolve to start each week by cutting meat!

You want your New Years Resolution to benefit you personally – such as raise your health, improve your relationships, boost your career or assuage your guilt. Something that affirms you. On the other hand, now that the pepper spray of the Copenhagen Climate Summit has cleared, you might just be thinking of doing something that can impact the world positively?

No one has said it better than author Michael Pollan, when asked by Oprah what is the most powerful thing we as individuals can do to limit our carbon footprint. His answer: go meatless Monday, just like his family does! The benefits to personal health and the global environment are outlined here. Satisfying the need to affirm both ourselves and our planet – the perfect New Years Resolution!

We invite you to take the pledge, then take another moment to encourage your family, friends and coworkers to do the same. This New Years, resolve to make a huge difference, one Monday at a time!