WATCH: Paul McCartney Wants You To Take the Meat Free Monday Pledge
Former Beatle and famous vegetarian Paul McCartney is asking us to ‘come together’ to take the Meat Free Monday Climate Pledge.
McCartney, as well as his daughters, Stella McCartney and Mary McCartney, along with Gregory Barker, climate advisor to U.K. Prime Minster David Cameron, launched an online campaign this week asking people to forgo meat in their diet for at least one day a week.
The campaign (which is also being touted by actor Mark Ruffalo) was kicked off ahead of the UN Climate Summit taking place later this month in New York City. The official launch went down at the London vegetarian restaurant, Tibits, and was attended by environmental NGO leaders and noted supporters like Chrissie Hynde.
It’s the campaign’s hope that weekly meat free meals are an easy way for people to reduce their carbon footprint since meat production contributes significantly to global environment degradation and climate change. Barker will present the final results of the campaign at the summit.
So, let’s help Paul out (as well as our planet) and go meat free. Besides, a vegetarian and vegan lifestyle is healthier, and tastier!