Meatless Monday City and Community Resource Center

Cities and communities across the country are looking for innovative ways to protect the environment and the health of their constituents. And today many are looking to food as a way to encourage positive behavior change and meet their health and sustainability goals. What we eat is critical to maintain our individual health and wellbeing, but our food choices can also play an important role in preserving the health of the planet.

But how does a local government or community organization promote better food choices? The answer is Meatless Monday.

Started in 2003 by Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) and The Monday Campaigns, Meatless Monday works because it asks for a small commitment—cutting out meat, one day a week. This initial step, when implemented in institutions like schools, corporate cafeterias, government buildings, and correctional facilities can amount to a big impact over time.


Bringing Meatless Monday to Your City 

Meatless Monday is already being practiced in some of the country’s largest cities—from New York to Los Angeles—but the program’s flexible implementation means that it can be customized to fit any community’s particular need. And you don’t have to be a government official to get the ball rolling. Any individual can become a Meatless Monday ambassador and start making a difference.

Check out the recordings of our webinar series to learn how panelists from communities around the world successfully brought Meatless Monday to their communities, and how you can bring Meatless Monday to your city, town, or village to meet health and sustainability goals:

Meatless Monday in the City – Day 1

Meatless Monday in the City – Day 2

What's Your Role?

Make an impact in your school, university, town, or workplace by advocating for a Meatless Monday program. Whether you’re a student, parent, teacher, organizational leader or city leader, we’ve got all you need to get started.

Join a community of like-minded individuals committed to supporting public health and environmental sustainability by participating in the Meatless Monday movement.

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Advocate for a Meatless Monday program to encourage more plant-based eating in your community, organization, or place of employment. Meatless Monday can be part of your city or community’s climate and public health goals and support food policy initiatives.

Find More Meatless Monday Resources

Looking for resources for launching a Meatless Monday program in your school, hospital, or restaurant? Want the latest Meatless Monday guides and social media graphics? Find them all at our main resource center.

Want more guidance on starting a Meatless Monday program in your community? Get in touch!