Meat Free Monday is about eating less meat in order to slow climate change, help the environment and live a healthier life! There are loads of people around the world taking part including celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Lucas, Kevin Spacey and Ricky Gervais. Meat Free Monday is a simple way to make a huge difference!
If you’re thinking that MFM sounds like a good idea, here are some tips for how to get going:
- There’s strength in numbers, the more support you can get the better. Try to get a number of other students, teachers, parents and canteen staff behind the idea.
- Prepare a short proposal about Meat Free Monday and how it would directly benefit your school. Talk about the positive impact on people’s health and on the environment. Check out our About page!
- Speak to the student council and to your head of year/citizenship coordinator.
- With the backing of the student council and head of year/citizenship coordinator, suggest a meeting with the Headteacher.
- Deliver a school assembly to inform other students about Meat Free Monday and get their support.
- Suggest a trial Meat Free Monday so everyone has a chance to try some delicious meat free food and understand why it’s a good thing.
- Order some leaflets from us to distribute. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org letting us know roughly how many you need and where to post them.
- Try out some easy meat free recipes for yourself! You could invite your family or friends to try them.
“Meat Free Monday is a simple idea which makes so much sense! By not eating meat at least one day a week we help the environment, save animals and improve our health. Try it, get your friends and family to try it and why not encourage your school to try it too?” – Fearne Cotton