Nevada Union Cafeteria Plans to Pilot “Meatless Monday”

meatless_monday_logo_336x180-1Bolstered 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.