From Monday-Friday,a 1/3 of my time (about 40 hours) is spent with my wonderful colleagues at Shelter.
That’s 55 people (on my floor alone) that I spend 40 hours with a week, that I can influence to be more sustainable and healthy – by eating plant based food. Winning.
As an Environmental Champion (green scheme at work) I recently launched a Shelter-wide Meat-Free Monday.
Here is how I did it…
1. Plan. Visualise the event – Sharing food with colleagues and explaining how plant based food is healthier and more sustainable.
2. Recruit a team of helpers (depending on office size) – to promote the event, spread the word, and cook the food.
3. Promote. Promote. Promote. Emails, Intranet, posters, post it notes. Everywhere.
Now lets see that in pictures…
Plan & promote
Recruit cookers/ promoters from your office.
Prizes – befriend local veggie-friendly food stalls/shops and offer them free promotion in return for food.
Go prepared with a voucher ready for the stall owner to sign as authentication.
Write an article for your work blog or intranet page.
Send out an event invite.
Put up posters or write on white boards…
in the toilets… where there is ‘dwell time’…
and anywhere people will see, like the doors. Everyone walks through doors.
Add a post-it note on the day to catch peoples eye…
Track responses by getting people to pledge their meat-free day on a big poster..
On the day
Watch the tracker fill up!
Email out to remind people to sign the tracker / comment on your blog post…
Enjoy the comments
Give out the prizes!
with a happy email!
Enjoy the lovely comments from your colleagues, asking for it to be set up as a monthly event…
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Set the next date.
Vegetarian Week starts on 18th May 2015 (my birthday), so maybe do it then?