Plant-Based Councils is encouraging councils across the UK to lead the way on action to address the climate and biodiversity crises, by ensuring that food and drink provided at council meetings and events is fully plant-based, prioritising plant-based options on menus at external sites and by promoting the benefits of plant-based eating to residents and ensuring that local advertising is climate friendly. This is the logical and necessary next step after declaring a climate emergency.
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Cllr Ian Middleton
Green Party, Oxfordshire County Council
“These are not changes we are making for ourselves, but for future generations. This is a very minor change that sends a powerful message to the people we represent that we take tackling climate change seriously and are prepared to play our part as community leaders”.
Cllr Alex Collis
Labour, Deputy Leader, Cambridge City Council
“The impact of diet, and how we produce our food, is a really important issue and something we absolutely should be debating as a council … we can make a change, a change that has an impact on our environment.… this is a central part of our commitment to becoming a net zero council.”
Cllr Duncan Wood
Labour, Lead Councillor for Climate Change, Exeter City Council
"I am asking council to play a role in raising awareness of the benefits of plant-based foods, to ourselves, our families and our planet, and in our role as civic leaders, doing what we can to support the changes we as a society need to make. We need to lead the way."
Cllr Liz Leffman
Liberal Democrat, Leader of Oxfordshire County Council
“I am not a vegan or a vegetarian myself and neither are many of my Cabinet colleagues. Nevertheless, I think it is right that we at Oxfordshire County Council will serve plant-based food only at the small number of events that are catered for each year at County Hall.”
"We must change our diet. The planet can’t support billions of meat-eaters"
- Sir David Attenborough
YOUR IMPACT IS
To address the climate & ecological emergency we must address the food we eat. Your council can make a simple change and take a few small steps which will send a powerful message and help to create the cultural shift we urgently need.
We can support you to take a motion to your council, and connect you with supportive organisations, professionals, and local experts. Our campaign is supported by ProVeg UK and Plant-Based Health Professionals.