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Meatless Monday continues to gain momentum nationwide – and now we can add one more city to the list officially endorsing this healthy-eating initiative: South Miami, Florida!
Earlier this week, the South Miami City Commission passed a “Meatless Monday” resolution “in support of comprehensive efforts to protect the environment, our health, and animals and encouraging residents to participate by choosing meat-free, plant-based meals at least one day a week.”
Compassion Over Killing volunteer Jessica Spain worked with South Miami Mayor Philip K. Stoddard to introduce this resolution, and we applaud the city for acknowledging the many benefits of reducing our meat consumption. In addition to helping protect the planet and our health, as noted in the resolution “a growing number of people are reducing their meat consumption to help prevent animal cruelty.”
The far-reaching impact of our food choices is a discussion that Mayor Stoddard welcomes. During this week’s Commission he said, “We’d like to join with the other cities in our nation and across the world that have already urged their citizens to think about these things.”
COK’s Jessica Spain added that “With this move, South Miami is demonstrating its leadership in sustainable food policy, environmental stewardship, and animal protection. As a Miami resident, I commend the city for adopting this Meatless Monday resolution.”
More than 50 percent of Americans are familiar with Meatless Monday, and 18 percent are already participating. School districts, hospitals, corporate cafeterias, and restaurants across the country are also joining the Meatless Monday movement. It’s truly a community effort to build a kinder, cleaner, and healthier world, with the simple act of choosing vegetarian foods.
Want your city or cafeteria to adopt Meatless Mondays too? Contact us to get started today!