Munich, Germany - Less Meat More Veg - Greenpeace - Less Meat More Veg - Greenpeace

Since 2013, all 400 childcare centers//kindergartens in Munich have been required to serve meals without meat or fish three days a week. And not only are most meals vegetarian, but half of the overall food and 90% of the meat comes from organic sources.

This program in childcare centers has been so successful that the city is now trying it in 5 schools for older children as well. And Munich’s example is not just limited to schools – municipal canteens overall have 10% of their food coming from organic sources, with a goal of 20%.

Next steps: It’s clear the city of Munich is committed to more sustainable meals – why not extend the vegetarian meals to more public canteens and schools?

What’s next?

Our supporters are challenging cities to race to the top on meat reduction to protect our climate, forests, water and human health. On the path of reducing meat consumption and production by half by 2050, we’re asking/challenging cities to begin with two dedicated vegetarian meals in all public canteens weekly by 2020.

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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