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Lawyers Climate Week: Meatless Monday

For Lawyers Climate Week, as lawyers, we can use our legal training and advocacy to promote climate solutions. But as individuals we can be a part of the solution by (1) cutting back on our meat consumption, thereby reducing our methane footprint, and (2) exerting a bit of leadership in our workplace by persuading the organization with which we are affiliated to do the same. Hence, the concept of Meatless Monday. Meatless Monday is a simple, elegant, partial solution to mankind’s ever-growing methane footprint. By giving up meat just one day per week, you are reducing your meat intake by roughly 14% -- a very meaningful reduction when it comes to climate change.

Call to the Bar and our many partner law firms and organizations are taking the pledge to go Meatless on Mondays. The International Bar Association’s office in Washington, D.C. last year adopted a Meatless Monday policy at the suggestion of a colleague – to this day, a committed carnivore -- who recognized the need to cut back on meat consumption for the sake of our groaning planet. Will you join us in adopting this policy? How about suggesting that “Meatless Monday” be an agenda item at your next staff meeting? You likely will be surprised by how many people will support this small but important move in the right direction. Some of your colleagues will lend their support because they recognize the impact our diet is having on climate change. Some will be motivated by health reasons, and still others by animal welfare considerations. Whatever the motivation, your leadership is needed now more than ever.

Pledge to go Meatless Monday Please RSVP and contact Michael Maya to learn more: michael.maya@int-bar.org

This event is part of the Food, Land and Nature-Based Solutions program of Climate Week NYC.