Last year, the Student Sustainability Team made several incredibly successful changes to the school, including implementing composting, clothes swaps, and giving multiple presentations on environmentalism. In order to continue this positive action, while also following coronavirus guidelines, BISC will be trialing Meatless Mondays for the month of January. Every Monday the school lunch option will be meatless, however, meals the rest of the week will be served as usual.
One of the biggest changes we can all make as individuals to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions is reducing our meat intake. Worldwide, the meat industry is responsible for between 14.5% and 18% of human-caused greenhouse gases, which is more than the entire transportation industry.
You don’t need to be a vegetarian to have a positive environmental impact. In fact, reducing your meat intake really does make all of the difference. In fact, removing one serving of beef every Monday for a year saves as many greenhouse gas emissions as driving 348 miles.
If you are interested in more information on Meatless Mondays or are looking for some tasty recipes, please visit any of the links below (if you click the second link, you will be able to see that even Sir Paul McCartney is in on Meat Free Mondays!)
We hope you all have a lovely, safe & sustainable winter break!
The Student Sustainability Team