Come Earth Week, students can expect to see the return of some warm weather, a campus-wide clean-up challenge, a Red Square celebration — and no meat.
On Monday, April 16, Housing Food Services (HFS) looks to kick off Earth Week with a plan that, for one day, will eliminate all meat products from the dining facilities in both the 8 and Terry Hall’s Eleven 01 Cafe. If successful with students, the change will transform the look of campus dining on Mondays — placing the UW among a long list of communities to adopt the worldwide health initiative that has made many Mondays, Meatless Mondays.
Since its rebirth in 2003, the Meatless Monday campaign has grown from a single campus installment to an international effort — gaining support from universities, airlines, and celebrities across the globe.
“It’s something that was brought up by students for students,” Real Food Challenge (RFC) leader Stephanie Iris Robinson said. “We want people to know that it’s not something that HFS is imposing on them.”