Bern, Switzerland - Less Meat More Veg - Greenpeace - Less Meat More Veg - Greenpeace

Parents whose children are in public child care facilities in Bern can rest easy knowing their children are getting their vegetables!

The City of Bern requires that all such facilities serve meat or fish no more than once or twice each week, and that when there is a meat option, there also has to be a vegetarian option. Most ingredients are local, sustainable, and carry the “IP Suisse” designation (which means they meet certain standards for animal welfare and environmental sustainability).

What’s next?

Bern is doing a great job making sure children in child care facilities have access to healthy, vegetarian food. Next up, they should expand these requirements to more schools and magnify their impact!

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.

take action

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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