Meatless Monday was founded in 2003 by Sid Lerner in association with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In May, 2009, Ghent, Belgium, became the first non-U.S. city to go meatless. Shortly thereafter, Paul McCartney introduced the U.K. to Meat-Free Mondays.
Meatless Monday is now active in 44 countries and continues to grow. Representatives from different nations are finding innovative ways to make meatless and vegetarian dishes part of their everyday culture, customs and cuisine.
Skipping meat one day a week is good for you, great for your nation’s health, and better for the planet. Are you interested in launching Meatless Monday in your country? Download our global toolkit and become part of the movement! Our kit contains useful steps, scientific research and links to additional graphics and tools that will help you introduce the movement and form relationships with organizations in your community.
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