In an effort to raise awareness of the links between diet, the environment, health and animal welfare, the cities of Vancouver, North Vancouver, New Westminster and Port Moody have each passed proclamations declaring Monday May 15th, 2017 to be “Meatless Monday”.
The globally popular movement, aimed at increasing awareness about the impact of our food choices and improving access to humane, healthy and sustainable food options, has been gaining popularity in Metro Vancouver.
Reducing our overconsumption of animal products and increasing our consumption of plant-based foods helps reduce the demand for cheap meat that drives factory farming, reduces our contribution to climate change and other major environmental ills and helps protect against preventable health conditions like heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes.
Join us on May 15th
Participating in Meatless Monday is simple and the benefits are many! Individuals, families, schools, workplaces, restaurants can all take part, simply by eating and promoting plant-based on May 15th.
Take our Meatless Monday Pledge today and receive a weekly recipe. We’ll also send you a link to additional recipes – so organize a dinner or potluck with family, friends and coworkers and enjoy a delicious meal together on May 15th!
To celebrate Meatless Monday and bring together young adults interested in exploring plant-based eating, our friends at Meatless Meetup are hosting a Millennials’ dinner on May 15th at Veggie Bunch in Richmond. Geared towards people in their 20s and early 30s, the event promises to be a fun evening of lively discussion over a very reasonably priced Chinese vegan buffet. Bring a friend or come on your own.
Meatless Meetup is a group for foodies with an environmental conscience and a concern for animal welfare. Open to members of all ages and dietary backgrounds, from vegan to omnivore, the group hosts plant-based food events and nutritional information sessions at locations throughout the Vancouver area.
Students & Schools
Participating as a school is as simple as featuring one or more plant-based items (in addition to the regular items) on the cafeteria menu on Monday. Multiple Metro Vancouver secondary and post-secondary schools are already offering Meatless Monday – check out our student toolkit for more info and get in touch with us for help.
Here’s a look at how David Thompson Secondary celebrated Meatless Monday on May 15th!
Meatless Monday is a great way to connect with a growing customer base – approximately 46% of British Columbians are looking for veg dishes. Help meet this growing demand by adding a plant-based special to the menu or offer a feature menu with a few items. Check out our Restaurant Toolkit for more tips!
List of Meatless Monday Participants:
British Columbia Institute of Technology
Simon Fraser University
University of British Columbia
Winston Churchill Secondary
David Thompson Secondary
Lord Byng Secondary
Community Transitional Care Team
Carnegie Community Centre
Cabrito Tapas Restaurant on Commercial Drive
Chickpea Food Truck
Fable Diner on Broadway
Fable Kitchen on West 4th
Rogue Kitchen & WetBar – Convention Centre Location