“Meat Free Monday will encourage students to ditch meat. I know that students who participate will see great advantages – it’s better for your health, it’s better for the planet and it’s easier than ever before to be vegan.” – Andrew McAnallen
Andrew McAnallen is vice-president for Academic and Student Affairs at Ulster University Students’ Union (UUSU), Coleraine. Established in 1984, UUSU is a membership-led organisation which represents over 26,000 full and part -time Ulster students across four campuses – Belfast, Jordanstown, Coleraine and Magee.
“We, at Mziuri Cafe, are excited to be the first social enterprise cafe in the Caucasus to join the Meat Free Monday campaign. For us it’s not just about inclusiveness, or the love of Beatles. It’s about offering our vegetarian and meat loving customers delicious dishes so that they enjoy the amazing tastes of our vegetarian salads, soups and coffee.” – Anna Goguadze
Anna Goguadze is the Founder of the Mziuri Cafe, in Tbilisi, Georgia. Situated in one of the city’s most beautiful parks, the cafe functions as a social enterprise, with profits being reinvested into the development of the park. Social responsibility is a key part of the business and the cafe is the first in Georgia to be accessible to blind and visually impaired customers and those using wheelchairs. The Mziuri Cafe started supporting MFM in April, 2017, replacing meat dishes with vegan alternatives on Mondays.
“Inspired by the Meat Free Monday campaign for the earth, animals and health, we at the Nikkoku Trust introduced veggie menus for the first time this year at some of the Japanese Government’s staff canteens. It’s a great honour to join this global action launched by Sir Paul McCartney, and we will continue to promote Meat Free Monday here in Japan with a variety of satisfying veggie meals.” – Keisuke Abe
Keisuke Abe is the manager of the Nikkoku Trust, a general food supply company in Japan which has been operating and managing staff canteens of private companies, public agencies and public facilities nationwide, since 1941, under their motto “to deliver health and smiles to customers with delicious foods”.
“The good thing about Meat Free Monday is that it takes little effort – you simply don’t eat meat on Mondays. The greater number of people who support this, the greater the impact on the planet!”
Lauren Laverne is a radio DJ, television presenter, author and singer.
“With the ever growing shift of consumers looking for a change and variety in their diets we thought it was important to diversify our offerings and show that we really care about all our guests options and needs. Joining the Meat Free Monday Campaign has given us a platform to celebrate a positive and healthy lifestyle. Diversifying our menu gave us the opportunity to explore and create delicious pizzas, coffees, cocktails and desserts using the simplest and healthiest of ingredients.” – Matthew Farrell
Matthew Farrell he is one of the directors of Graffiti Spirits Group which owns Santa Maluco, a Rodizio (all you can eat) style pizza restaurant in the heart of Liverpool. Santa Maluco combines Brazilian flare mixed with some old authentic Italian traditions and offers Vegan Mondays where all pizzas are fully plant based.
University of East Anglia
“This motion was passed with the intention of having a positive impact by cutting down on the amount of meat consumed by students on campus. Through having delicious meat free alternatives for one day UEA students can still get all the protein and vitamins they need whilst taking themselves out of environmentally and ethically degrading system of animal husbandry and fishing which kills 20,000 land animals and 40,000 sea-dwellers every second.” – Rob Klim
Rob Klim is the Ethical Issues Officer at the UEA Students’ Union, which leads campaigns to create positive change and allows students to shape their educational experience.
“Just see how easy it will be not to eat meat for one day a week. Just think how the world will benefit from fewer trees being cut to make way for grazing animals. Just imagine how many lives, both animal and human you will help to save: and join the fab Paul McCartney and millions more, including me, in making Monday a Meat Free day.”
Hoffman, Barney & Foscari Ltd
“The growing need for an active contribution to the protection of the world and its ecosystem is the Question of Questions and no one can exclude himself or herself from the debate. In this sense, the values disclosed by Meat Free Monday are beyond time and fashion – themes that belong to everyone –and HBF is aimed precisely at all of them. To change the world. Indeed, to save it.” – Glauco Della Sciucca
Hoffman, Barney & Foscari Ltd. is a multidivisional company founded by Glauco Della Sciucca (CEO and creative director), Sir Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Giovanni Iannelli, Walter Trovato and others, based in London and working in creative fields, in particular Visual Arts, Communication and Design. Its first projects this year are a motion picture (a new comedy written and directed by Glauco Della Sciucca), a theatre piece and an iconic porcelain cup.
Abbey Road Studios
“As a lifelong vegetarian, I’m delighted to support Meat Free Monday and for Paul’s Meat Free Monday anthem to have been mastered at Abbey Road Studios.” – Lucy Launder
Lucy Launder is Head of Mastering at Abbey Road Studios, the most famous recording studio complex in the world.
“Meat Free Monday is the most brilliant excuse to focus on the incredible variety of veggies out there – the flavours, textures and wonderful dishes you can create are beyond belief. So here’s to Meat Free Monday and frankly, meat free Wednesdays too.”
Jamie Oliver, MBE, is a British chef, restaurateur and media personality, known for his food-focused television shows, cookbooks and more.