How lucky are we to be able to go for a fantastic plant-based meal like this right in Whistler?! I went along to Alta Bistro for another Meatless Monday meal, this time with my family. Alta Bistro excelled themselves again, … Continue reading →
Whistler’s environmental footprint was a little lighter last night, when 23 Whistler residents gathered at local restaurant Alta Bistro for Whistler’s first Meatless Monday. Research has found that eating vegetarian one day a week can have a greater impact than … Continue reading →
Driven by a shared passion for a more sustainable world, Earthsave Whistler and local restaurant Alta Bistro are bringing Meatless Mondays to Whistler, to further highlight the impact of our food choices on the environment and provide a rewarding way … Continue reading →
While the idea of going without meat one day a week might send a shiver down the spine of some, the community of Aspen has wholeheartedly embraced it. Meatless Mondays began last week in Aspen with over 20 restaurants on board, as well as the elementary school, hospital and University of Colorado School of Medicine. And they’re not alone. A February 2011 report found that 18 per cent of American households now participate in Meatless Mondays.
So what inspired them to go meatless?
They’ve read The China Study or seen Forks Over Knives and know how much going meatless can improve their health and help prevent diseases. They also know about the environmental impacts of livestock production, and that eating meatless meals is a far more efficient use of resources, reducing water and land use, pollution, soil degradation, deforestation and greenhouse gases. Did you know livestock produces more greenhouse gases than the entire transport sector? (United Nations, Livestock’s Long Shadow, 2006)
Whistler, it’s our turn to be inspired. Let’s join Aspen and show our commitment to the environment and the health of our community. It’s an easy step to take but the impact is significant. And it’s a great way to discover new restaurants and new recipes. Ask your favourite restaurant to get on board and support Meatless Mondays!
Because everybody loves food and everybody loves to meet awesome people we organise a monthly potluck. If you’re new to plant-based meals or a lifelong pro, you’ll enjoy sharing the tasty dishes that people bring. It’s a great way to … Continue reading →