Summit Sport & Outdoor Education
“As a result of living with a vegetarian family whilst working in America, I have gradually reduced my meat intake by around 40%. Meat Free Monday provides a realistic starting point for people to savour the most enjoyable and nutritious vegetarian meals, while also contributing to a greener, sustainable carbon footprint.” – Matt Ward
Matt Ward is the Managing Director of Summit Sport & Outdoor Education. The company’s ethos is to promote environmentally friendly and healthy active lifestyles, through a combination of indoor/outdoor physical activities and outdoor education. Whilst offering these services, the company encourages schools to make positive choices about the quality and sustainability of their school dinners.
Foundation for International Education (FIE)
“We’ve created MFM magnets as a reminder for staff and students when opening the fridge, hosted staff meat free ‘pot luck’ lunches, created meat free recipe cards for the residence halls and even engaged students in meat free cooking sessions. Among our core values are sustainability and social justice, and getting on board with MFM is an excellent way to demonstrate our commitment to these values.” – Julie Andreshak-Behrman, Chief Academic Officer
The Foundation for International Education (FIE) is a not-for-profit organisation committed to the development of creative learning environments wherein an understanding of, and appreciation for, the privileges and responsibilities of international citizenship is fostered. FIE provides immersive study abroad programs in London, Dublin, and Amman for undergraduate students.
“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 is an English television and radio presenter who is known for presenting on BBC Radio 1, as well fronting TV shows like Tops of the Pops and the Red Nose Day telethon.
“We at ETHOS are proud to be working alongside the Meat Free Monday campaign and we’re as passionate as they are about helping people discover deliciously different, meat free cuisine. There are so many reasons to eat less meat – health and environmental for starters – but for us it’s just about great tasting food. So go on – join us for a Meat Free Monday, or any day of the week!” – Jessica Kruger
Jessica Kruger is the founder of ETHOS, a sophisticated and contemporary meat free restaurant in central London.
“I believe meat has so many toxins in it that your body never really manages to get rid of it. People believe that you have to have protein and bulk to give you energy, but fruit and vegetables are full of health. Your body processes these efficiently so they do the maximum good for you. You feel so well, light, supple, and full of energy.”
Dame Vivienne Westwood is an influential fashion designer and businesswoman who rose to fame in the late 1970s when her early designs helped shape the look of the punk rock movement.
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The CommuniTree Initiative
“Taking small steps such as eliminating meat from your diet for one day per week can lead to huge positive benefits to our own heath and the overall health of the planet, that’s why we are proud to be members of the Meat Free Monday community.” – Danny English
Danny English is the founder and director of The CommuniTree Initiative, which recognises how developing a healthy relationship with the natural world results in a healthy mind, body and soul for the individual. The team encourages the children and adults they work with to spend time in nature, eat a clean plant based diet and recognise their connection with all living beings.
Wadham College Student Union
“I am very excited that the Student Union has made this important step towards moderating our environmental impact. The wide variety of vegetarian food will hopefully mean that much good is achieved with no sacrifice at all!” – Anya Metzer
Anya Metzer is the President of Wadham College Student Union, Oxford University. A combined representative body of undergraduate, postgraduate and visiting students, Wadham College Student Union prides itself on being a progressive and engaged political group whose work includes student support, welfare, entertainment and campaigning. Students voted in favour of Meat Free Monday in a referendum (March, 2014).
“Try Meat Free Monday every week and you will see how creative and delicious vegetarian food is. As our destiny of mankind depends on it, be a noble man and try it!” – Rickie Wong
Rickie Wong is the Chief Executive Officer of The Herbivores, a pair of vegetarian restaurants in Hong Kong. The Herbivores restaurants are staffed by a talented and dedicated group of employees committed to offering pioneering dishes and a novel dining experience.
Charles & Keith
“The CHARLES & KEITH organic denim collection was created to raise awareness on climate change and our environment. Using 100% organic cotton and strict ecological standards, the limited-edition shoes and handbags were sold in select countries, with partial sale proceeds donated to Meat Free Monday.”
CHARLES & KEITH is an international fast fashion ladies’ footwear and accessories brand with presence in the Asia Pacific, Europe and Middle Eastern regions. With more than 400 stores, CHARLES & KEITH remains committed to Social Responsibility through collaborations with various organisations.
“In Spain, verduras form a key part of every meal – what would we do without dishes such as Gazpacho, or Patatas Bravas? I always serve plenty of meat-free alternatives at my restaurant, such as a fresh Chicory and Blue Cheese Salad and Aubergine Tortilla. I wholeheartedly support this campaign.”