Then Tommy saw some leaves flying around the garden round and round they went by the back fence, they did not look dirty and scruffy, they looked light and sharp, cutting through the air with ease. When Tommy saw the speed with which the wind caught the leaves he was amazed. But the leaves just did not know where they wanted to go next they would run this way turn around and run back again, they seemed to be having fun. The leaves were tossed to and fro, one time they were blown so high that Tommy lost sight of them up in the sky above the trees and houses.
Encourage your school mates, colleagues at work or your faith group to give it a go. Click for great recipes, or for more info email firstname.lastname@example.org, text 07789 322 920 or tweet us @LondonVeganSoc.
- You! – read the reasons below then encourage your friends, family and colleagues give it a go! 200 people have signed up so far.
- Green groups – We are supported by Southwark Friends of the Earth, Green Party, Dulwich Going Greener, Peckham Transition Town, Free School Meals For All.
- Schools – encourage your school to take part. It’s a great way to reduce child-obesity and teach healthy eating.
- Restaurants and cafes – ask your local eatery if they could do a meat free option on Mondays – tell us!
- Churches and faith groups – get your congregation involved, St Stephen’s Dulwich did!
- MPs and Councillors – tweet your local MP or councilor and get them to give #LMFM a go! So far: 3 Members of Parliament: Simon Hughes MP, Tessa Jowell MP, Harriet Harman MP, London Assembly Member (Southwark/Lambeth): Valerie Shawcross, 15 Councillors: Graham Neale (a vegan) James Barber, Andy Simmons, Helen Hayes, David Noakes, Fiona Colley, Robin Crookshank-Hilton, Michael Situ, Veronica Ward, Stephen Govier, Catherine McDonald, Adele Morris, Anood Al-Sameria, Tom Heys, Eleanor Kerslake, Edward Davey.
Why should everyone in Southwark try a meat free day?Better for the Environment: Meat is a high-energy product using large amounts of oil, land, fresh water and 90% of the crops grown to create meat are wasted in the process. The livestock sector is currently “one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global” Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
Better for your Health: Many of the world’s leading health organisations now encourage a reduction in the amount of meat people consume. Oxford University’s department of public health found that eating meat no more than three times a week could prevent 31,000 deaths from heart disease, 9,000 deaths from cancer and 5,000 deaths from stroke, as well as save the NHS £1.2 billion in costs each year.
Better for the Animals: Lets face it, killing is never pretty or humane. If you are able to live on healthy food that doesn’t destroy other creatures lives, why wouldn’t you?