When you search your soul for your DEEPEST desires you may find that you want to be peaceful like a Buddhist, you will want to be a warrior like St. Paul, Kind and compassionate like Mother Theresa. You desire the best of health for your loved ones. Then you will want something to eat...

WILL SOMETHING DIE FOR YOUR LUNCH???? Your deepest desires are VEGAN. Paul McDonald 2EDEN Vegetarian

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Southwark wants MeatFree Monday?

This is a direct paste from Thomas's Site You can do this for your town today.

Reasons to be meatfree  one  two  free!

Southwark Meat Free Mondays

Southwark MFM mapThere are 288,000 living in Southwark today and we want 2880 of these people (1% of the borough) to try a #SouthwarkMeatFreeMonday by 2014. It will cut child obesity, is better for your health and great for the environment – learn more below.
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 thomasmicklewright@gmail.com, text 07789 322 920 or tweet us @LondonVeganSoc.

Southwark_areasWe want everyone to take part!

  • 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?

earthBetter 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).
healthheartBetter 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.
pigletBetter 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?

#SouthwarkMeatFreeMonday resources