The city of Copenhagen is an early adopter of sustainable food sourcing as it has:
- Adopted the goal of serving 88% organic food in all public institutions.
- Serves nearly 160,000 meals per day in 900 public school kitchens.
- In 2007, Copenhagen founded the independent House Of Food Foundation to improve the quality of city food.
- Savings and benefits: The city of Copenhagen has set an ambitious target to become carbon neutral by 2025.
Copenhagen could actually move into our highest ranking category by publicly committing to reduce the volume of meat and dairy served to citizens and replace it with healthy, organic meat free meals for students and public employees.
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.