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Stella McCartney: Meat-Free Monday Climate Pledge Campaign

September 24, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

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Stella McCartney, along with her father Paul McCartney, joined Climate Advisor Greg Barker earlier this month to launch an online campaign to encourage people to skip meat one day a week in order to reduce their carbon footprint and help tackle climate change.

The ‘Meat Free Monday Climate Pledge’ campaign (#MFMclimatepledge) ran during the build up to the UN Climate Summit that took place in New York earlier today. Meat production is responsible for 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization. It also requires increasingly unsustainable levels of precious resources (land, water and energy) and is a major contributor towards global environmental degradation and climate change.

A weekly meat free day is a simple but significant action that everyone can take to cut global emissions. And, with diet-related diseases on the rise, an increased consumption of plant-based food has the added benefit of improved health…

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