Meatless Monday News Roundup

August 21st, 2017

Meatless Monday always has exciting news of its own to share. Once in a while, we like to take a look around to see who else is promoting healthy eating, sustainability, and other programs we can support. This week, Meatless Monday was featured in the articles below as an example of how going meatless once a week can have a positive impact on our health and the environment. Here is a roundup of stories from around the web that will interest anyone who follows our campaign:

The New York Times: Weekly Occurrence

Meatless Monday made an appearance in the Times’ Monday crossword puzzle! Recipes for cauliflower parmesan and a mushroom burger are also featured.

The Kitchn: Our 2020 Climate Goals Can Be Met with One Dietary Swap

More proof that making healthy changes to your diet has an impact on the environment – if the entire country went Meatless Monday, we could reduce greenhouse gases by 16.3 percent by the year 2020.

Rodale’s Organic Life: 5 Ways You Can Eat Healthy on the Cheap

It’s never a bad time for a how-to on eating healthy on a budget. Incorporating more fruits and vegetables, planning your own meals, and avoiding processed foods are just some of the hints on saving money while making smart food choices.  Meatless Monday is specifically mentioned as one option for a more budget-friendly diet.

VegNews: Pittsburgh City Council Adopts Meatless Monday

Another major American city has joined the Meatless Monday movement! Earlier this month, Pittsburgh’s City Council pledged to go meatless on Mondays and encourage their staffs, local businesses, and citizens to join them.


Fortune: How Your Diet Can Save the Planet

Fortune magazine takes a closer look at the environmental impact of eating less meat, from how much feed it takes to raise animals to the forests being razed to make room for animal farmland. Consider this fact: “Factory farmed animals contribute more to climate change than all the world’s cars, trucks, trains, planes, and ships combined.”  The growing popularity of Meatless Monday is mentioned as plant-based food options are becoming easier to find, making it even simpler to be healthy and climate conscious.