Eat for Climate Week, developed in partnership with Meatless Monday, seeks to raise awareness about the climate benefits of plant-based meals as well as highlight the deliciousness of plant-based foods.
Throughout the week, Eat for Climate Week restaurants across the city will promote and showcase climate-friendly menu items giving New Yorkers and visitors an opportunity to participate in the biggest climate week event in the world. Eat for Climate Week provides an opportunity for NYC residents and visitors to easily find plant-based options at their favorite restaurants and discover incredible new dining across the city.
Visit participating restaurants (from the list below) to explore the delicious dishes Eat for Climate Week has to offer! Take a bite out of climate change one meal at a time.
"Food choices have a direct impact on the health of the planet. And while it’s true that all foods need resources to produce, research shows that meat and dairy have the greatest impacts on the environment. Raising animals to feed billions of people requires huge inputs of land, feed, water, and energy for processing, storage, and transport. The livestock sector, especially beef and lamb production, produces greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change and contribute to species decline and the depletion of natural resources like land and water. Shifting diets away from high meat consumption can help reduce these environmental impacts. Meatless Monday is an important first step to encourage consumers to adopt a more sustainable diet." - Meatless Monday
If you're an interested restaurant, Eat for Climate Week is easy and free to join. Sign up to get involved in the biggest climate week on Earth!
Meatless Monday is a nonprofit public health initiative founded by Sid Lerner, chairman of The Monday Campaigns. The initiative is in association with the Lerner Centers for Public Health Promotion at Johns Hopkins, Columbia and Syracuse universities. Meatless Monday encourages the public to cut back on meat consumption one day a week to reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer, and lessen the environmental impact of meat production on climate change, water and land use. The campaign is founded on research that demonstrates Monday is the day we are most primed to start and sustain a healthy new behavior. Since its launch on 2003, Meatless Monday has become an international movement in more than 40 countries with support from governments, schools, celebrities, restaurants, and local and global organizations.