Limoges, France - Less Meat More Veg - Greenpeace - Less Meat More Veg - Greenpeace

In Limoges, France one of the five meals served a week in school canteens is now vegetarian meals. With 5,900 meals served daily to children in 33 schools, this is a great initiative to start changing the mindsets and behaviors of future generations.

And yet, in the region, Limoges is one of the only exemplary cities in terms of reduction of overconsumption of meat in schools. The city has also taken various steps to reduce food waste in canteens which help with climate mitigation. Thus, in order to better plan quantities in the kitchen, parents must register their children in advance for a certain number of daily meals so that food is not wasted.

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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