Thursday, February 4, 2010


Every Thursday I get an email from Gwyneth Paltrow’s blog Goop. This week was a little different than her normal recipes, travel ideas, or fashion tips.

This week she highlighted Meat Free Mondays which is a environmental campaign that Sir Paul McCartney created with his children: Stella(the designer) and Mary to "raise awareness of the climate-changing impact of meat production and consumption."

Meat Free Mondays was started due to literature by the United Nations, stating that "the livestock industry as a whole was responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than the whole of the transport sector."

The campaign has been written up in magazines, and has become huge hit in the U.K.

Sir Paul McCartney happily writes about eating one meal without meat:

"It’s amazingly easy to take one day in your week, Monday or any other day, and not eat meat. When you think about it, there are so many great alternatives, for instance, in Italian cooking, so many of the dishes are vegetarian already and Thai and Chinese cuisine are the same. All it means is that you have to think a bit about what you’ll eat that day but, in actual fact, far from being a chore, it’s a fun challenge."

I think I might try this. What about you all?


Lindsay said...

I approve. It would be lovely to see a vegetarian recipe on here once in awhile too. Yesterday I opened up the blog and it was like CHICKEN and I was feeling very alone in my vegetarianism.

Meg said...

I'm on it!! I'll get some recipes on here soon!

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