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Southwark Meat Free Mondays

TRY VEGAN! Join us for a free vegan carribean buffet on 20th May in Peckham…

Our Aim: We want to see Southwark residents healthier and reduce our impact on the environment. #Southwark #MeatFreeMonday is the easiest way to do this.Southwark MFM map

We want to see 2,880 people (1% of the borough’s 288,000 residents) try a it by 2016. It will cut child obesity, is better for your health and great for the environment.

You can read our master plan here: SouthwarkMFMHandbook.

November 2014 updates!

This month saw 4 churches come on board, some enquiries by Schools, coverage in the magazine Jellied Eel and also our volunteer team is building – we have volunteers in Politics, Faith, Health and Media – and also flyering!

Volunteer

Help us make our vision a reality – volunteer today and help with make Southwark greener and healthier!

@lauraXsynthesis vegan pizzaGive MFM a go yourself in three easy steps:

  1. Find a free recipe and cook at home or see our Southwark Food map for places to eat out!
  2. Eat some wonderfully tasting food!
  3. Tweet us a picture @LondonVeganSoc or share on our Facebook Page for your chance to win a meal for two in London!

Where can you buy vegan food in Southwark?

Take a look at the map below (I would open the full map here) to see the best places to eat out and buy vegan and veggie products. Want a place adding to the map? – get in touch.

…or click the link to find the best places to eat meat free in Southwark.

Southwark_areasThe whole community is taking part!

      • You! – read the reasons below then encourage your friends, family and colleagues give it a go!
      • 4 Green groups – Southwark Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, Green Party, Peckham Transition Town, Dulwich Going Greener., Free School Meals For All.
      • 3 MPs and 60 Councillors – are currently reviewing how to implement it in schools and council buildings, our Motion was  “For Southwark Council to officially support #Southwark #MeatFreeMondays and to implement meat free meals on Mondays in all the council buildings and the promotion of the meat-free option over the meat option in council run schools (meat will still be made available on request).” 
      • Schools – encourage your school to take part. It’s a great way to reduce child-obesity and teach healthy eating.SMFM Flyer Print me!
      • 25 Restaurants and cafes – ask your local eatery if they could do a meat free option.
      • 4 Churches and faith groups – get your congregation involved, St Stephen’s Dulwich did!

Email southwarkvegans@gmail.com to help deliver this flyer!

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.