Montpellier, France - Less Meat More Veg - Greenpeace - Less Meat More Veg - Greenpeace
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Montpellier, the 7th biggest city in France, implemented one veggie meal per week and one week out of two this meal is 100% plant-based. This new initiative will begin to be enforced beginning in September 2019.

In Montpellier, 13,600 meals are served every day in public schools. Montpellier authorities said they want to raise children awareness on the impact our food has on our natural resources, our climate and our biodiversity. They are working with scientists and professional in order to establish criteria and references about quality (in terms of nutrition) standards.

In addition, Montpellier has developed a proactive food purchasing policy to seek out local supplies of organic food.  This policy involves meeting with small local producers and farmers and putting quality over price.


Greenpeace’s global challenge:

Our supporters are challenging cities to race to the top on meat reduction to protect our climate, forests, and water. We aim to have at least 50 cities commit to serving two vegetarian meals (no meat or dairy options) in all public canteens weekly by the end of 2019. We expect to have at least 100 global cities make this or a greater commitment toward less and better meat and more plant-rich meals by 2020.

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In October 2019, city mayors affiliated with C40 and the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact convened to discuss future policies to address the climate crisis.

More than 200 scientists banded together, urging mayors to adopt ambitious food policies to reduce meat for the climate. 14 mayors signed a commitment to become ‘Good Food Cities’, considerably reducing meat served in their public institutions.

Dozens of cities are taking action. It’s a great start but not nearly enough. Add your name below to receive a Cities Toolkit that will give you step-by-step instructions on how to move your city or school toward Less Meat More Veg.

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