Meatless Monday: Getting a Handle on Excessive Consumption

June 14th, 2018

“Excessive meat consumption has negative effects on preventable illness, the environment and climate change. Even small changes that get us from ‘excessive’ meat consumption to a more sustainable rate of meat consumption can have a positive impact on the things we care about. Meatless Monday is one vehicle for doing that. The campaign, for which the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) is a technical adviser, is about getting people to take small steps, but doing it collaboratively for large impact. When institutions such as school systems and hospitals and government agencies work together through a campaign like Meatless Monday to get people to skip meat one day a week, the collective action is significant.”

Read CLF Director Dr. Martin Bloem’s EAT Forum essay on the importance of Meatless Monday here.