opinion: January is the perfect time to start skipping meat each Monday
As we ring in the New Year and write down our resolutions to make the world a better place, we can start our lists off with eating less meat and participating in “Meatless Mondays” for a cooler planet.
Eating less meat is a simple solution to mitigating climate change, which is why it’s supported in such varied circles as climate scientists, environmental nonprofits, celebrities like Oprah and Sir Paul McCartney, and tens of millions of Americans actively reducing their meat consumption. Even 2,400 schools and hospitals have embraced Meatless Monday in their cafeterias, including Ann Arbor Public Schools.
While we don’t know what will happen in 2013 to combat climate change by world leaders, we can take steps for a more sustainable Earth each time we eat by simply choosing more meat-free foods, and January 2013 sounds as good a day as any to get started.