Bolstered by the success of the new salad bar at Nevada Union, NU Food Service is piloting “Meatless Mondays” in February, with encouragement from NU’s Eco Club (ECONU). Joy Castro-Wehr, NU Eco Club member (and Sierra Harvest Board Student Representative) explains why she wanted the largest school in the Nevada Joint Union High School district to consider such a big change: “We just think that removing one item from the menu once a week (especially an item which has such a huge environmental footprint) opens up the door of discussion with the student body about exciting ways to be healthier and eat cleaner. It’s not a bunch of radical vegans trying to get everyone to stop eating meat – -the underlying motive is educating people about where their food comes from.”
Meatless Monday is an international movement whose mission is to eliminate all meat from plates across the globe for one day a week in order to promote a healthier planet and healthier people. It will launch at NU on February 2nd, in conjunction with a a short educational film presentation and a Q&A session with ECONU to answer questions and hear comments and concerns.