“Meat Free Monday for me is being aware of our planet, our health, how the food chain works and how to preserve all of the above. It’s never a hardship to do our little bit to help.”
Sharleen Spiteri, a recording artist and songwriter, is the lead singer of the Scottish rock band Texas.
“I first went to the Arctic in 1982. Since that time there is a third less pack ice, which is a scary situation. I am happy to support any initiative that can help us slow down climate change.”
David Hempleman-Adams is the first man to have reached both the geographic and magnetic North and South poles, as well as climb the highest peaks in all seven continents. He has made seven arctic expeditions and in 2003 became the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an open wicker basket hot-air balloon.
Eric A. Davidson
“The science of climate change is unequivocal. Humans are now changing the Earth’s climate at an unprecedented rate. The economic, environmental and human health consequences of climate change are already being felt. We simply must change our consumption habits to avoid dangerous climate change in our lifetimes and for generations to come.”
Eric A. Davidson is Director and Professor at the Appalachian Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science in Frostburg, MD. Previously, he was a Senior Scientist and served a term as President and Executive Director at the Woods Hole Research Center, Woods Hole, MA.
“In Växjö, the greenest city in Europe, we strive to produce meals with a lower effect on the environment in municipal kitchens by purchasing locally produced and ecological foodstuffs, reduce waste, increase the proportion of vegetables and adapt menus to the season.”
Bo Frank served as the mayor of Växjö, Sweden from 2006 to 2016.
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“To damage other humans, animals and the planet that we depend on just to satisfy our trivial lust for meat … is that the kind of humans that we want to be?”
Mickey Gjerris is an Associate Professor in Bioethics at the University of Copenhagen and has published peer reviewed articles in international journals on areas such as ethics, animal welfare and agriculture. He is a member of the Danish Ethical Council which supervises the Danish Parliament in ethical matters.