Ghent, Belgium, Announces Weekly ‘Vegetarian Day’

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In an attempt to shrink its carbon footprint, the charming town of Ghent, Belgium, just took one gigantic, progressive step by deciding to go vegetarian for one day each week.

Instead of just feeling bad that meat production leads to more greenhouse-gas emissions than all the vehicles with engines in the world combined, these good folks decided to act. They’ll get things rollin’ with their city employees and then spread the good behavior on to school children come September.

Delighted at this news, PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk penned some letters of encouragement to a few cities stateside in an effort to nudge them forward in the fight against climate change. This simple step—not eating meat for a day—literally saves hundreds of lives.

Care about the planet? Check out the many reasons why “meat’s not green” on our YouTube channel, thengo on and give a vegetarian diet the old college try!

Written by Missy Lane

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— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind