San Francisco is First U.S. City to Declare Mondays as “Veg Day”
It was a good milestone for vegetarian activist Dixie Mahy, President of the San Francisco Vegetarian Society, to see her efforts come to fruition in a BOARD RESOLUTION.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a Resolution declaring Mondays as â€œVegetarian Dayâ€ to urge all San Francisco restaurants, grocery stores, and schools to offer a variety of plant based options to improve the health of San Francisco residents.
Mahy hopes that other cities will be encouraged to use the Resolution as a template to get their cities to adopt a similar Resolution.
Following is the full text of the RESOLUTION passed by the The San Francisco Board of Supervisors:
Resolution declaring Mondays as â€œVegetarian Dayâ€ to urge all restaurants, grocery stores, and schools to offer a variety of plant based options to improve the health of San Francisco residents.
WHEREAS, The Plant based diet is truly a Green Diet that reduces the serious ecological problems involved in livestock production; and WHEREAS, The 2009 report from World Bank environmental advisers, Goodland and Anhang, called â€œLivestock and Climate Changeâ€, reveals that farmed animals and their byproducts are responsible for at least 32.6 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year, or 51 percent of annual worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. Goodland and Anhang concluded that replacing animal products with soy-based and other alternatives would be the best strategy for reversing climate change.