In November 2018, the city of Grenoble, France has moved forward by offering two vegetarian menus per week in their school canteens. In terms of shared mobility and sustainable transport, Grenoble is first in class. Now it is turning its efforts toward ecological food.
The mayor also wants to move all procurement in the city to 100% local organic by 2020. This is already the case for half of the products that school children currently consume in the municipality. Other cities, like Echirolles or Saint-Martin-d’Hères on the outskirts, have followed the example of the metropolis.
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.