Posted January 27, 2009 by Marta Holmberg
Check out some cool news Sarah from peta2 UK wants to share with you!
The National Health Service here in the UK are finding ways to cut their carbon emissions, since the government pledged last year to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050.
The United Nations reported that having a meat-free day every week was the biggest single contribution people could make to help combat climate change, because of the methane emitted by cattle and sheep.
So what better way for hospitals to reduce their carbon emissions than by offering fewer meat and dairy products! Hospitals will be offering more meat-free menus as well as investing in local economy to serve higher levels of fresh fruit and veg.
This is great news for animals, our health and our planet! Kudos to the NHS and even more to the German federal environmental agency that is advising only to eat meat on ‘special occasions’—that’s definitely one better than just cutting out meat one day a week.
You can read the full news article here.
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