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Sydney City Council Promotes Meat-Free Mondays!

Sydney City Council Promotes Meat-Free Mondays!

Posted 29 September 2009   by Angie         Permalink | 13 Comments

Tags: Meat Free Mondays, veg, food, Sydney, Sydney council, environment, green living

While saving animals doesn't often appear at the top of governments' agendas, it is starting to sneak in by way of "Green Living"! In a recent newsletter from Sydney City Council I noticed they are promoting Meat Free Mondays.

Meat Free Mondays is a global campaign encouraging people to help curb climate change by having at least one meat-free day per week. If you think this sounds like a great idea, then you're in good company! The campaign already has the support of Paul McCartney, Richard Branson, Moby and the head of the International Panel on Climate Change (ie. the guy who advises the UN on all things climatey).

Governments promoting vegetarianism really makes me all goose-pimply with excitement. And this story gets better! Cause Sydney's not the only city either. In May, the Belgian city of Ghent launched a brilliant initiative to urge the whole city to go vegetarian every Thursday.

If you think Sydney Council is on a winning idea, then why not write to your school/uni/workplace to encourage them to combat climate change too and adopt Meat Free Mondays. Just think of the lives saved if they do!

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Kirrilly Kirrilly 29 September 2009
1
"Governments promoting vegetarianism really makes me all goose-pimply with excitement."


Me too! It's like they're finally starting to see sense..
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emileee emileee 29 September 2009
2
every day is meat free for me happy
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Jon Jon 29 September 2009
3
Haha..

It's a good start happy
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Kathleen Kathleen 30 September 2009
4
This is good news - I hope the council will actively promote it. The newletter Angie mentioned is also on the web:
http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/Newsletters/livegreen/
You need to scroll down almost to the bottom of the page to find the "Meat-free Monday" notice - it's the second last newsletter item.
And here's the link to the Meat-Free Monday website:
www.supportmfm.org
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huggybear0423 huggybear0423 30 September 2009
5
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea happy
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Shirley Shirley 3 October 2009
6
im really liking this idea, all they need to do is promote it, perhaps make a commerical about it happy
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Pomi Pomi 4 October 2009
7
It's good that they're finally starting see sense... idea
Starting, anyway.

Why not Meat-free Everyday? But I guess that people wouldn't want to do something that "radical" rolleyes
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Animalib Animalib 14 October 2009
8
It's a good start but it needs to be promoted big time. I didn't know about it until I logged in and I live in Sydney.   Hopefully, if and when it catches on it can slowly move to two days and then 3 days and then some beautiful sunny day we could finally have week meat free and then the world will finally be awakened to becoming meat free all together, which is what we are all suppose to be anyway.
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BUG LOVES RATS BUG LOVES RATS 20 October 2009
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i think this  is a very inspiring idea it may only be one dya but its a start i mean people could even decide that mondays are there NEw favourite dinner day...

in other words this could incorage people to go VEg and save the PLent like everyone else on this website....

peace
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Clud Clud 25 October 2009
10
That sounds great! Because like remember the adds the goverment had on tv promoting eating red meat? I hated those ads. I hope they have some meat free monday type thing here in Canberra soon.
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Elese Elese 10 November 2009
11
im going to try and introduce this to my school happy

its a wonderful idea
love pig
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LauraK LauraK 6 December 2009
12
Victoria really should get on to this =]
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bahkti bahkti 2 February 2010
13
*Green* Monday yoga classes in Newtown

supporting and encouraging meat free mondays
teaching on the relationship between yoga and vegetarianism and ahimsa (non violence)

for more info check www.loveanddevotionyoga.wordpress.com
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