veggie-dayA poster advertising “Veggie Day” shows a sailor rowing an aubergine

This is simply an amazing story.  An entire city in Belgium is now going vegetarian one day a week.  All civil servants and public officials have elected to go veg one day a week to reduce their carbon footprint.  Eventually they plan to roll this out to the schools in September.  Great job Ghent, you set the example for others to follow.  Bravo!

read the story on BBC

Thank you to our long time friend and wannaveg supporter, Cary Canning for sending us the good news.


Author Information -  During his spare time Eric writes for and maintains wannaveg.com. For his day job he works for an electronics company in San Diego, CA. Eric has been a vegetarian for about 10 years and believes that going 'green' and reducing meat consumption go hand-in-hand.


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2010-07-20 05:52:39

I certainly love the idea of going vegetarian for some time. And much more I love the graphic. I’m sure a lot of attention can be called on with the graphic it self.

 
Comment by Vibration PlateNo Gravatar
2010-08-03 07:08:57

The intention of this is to, as a city, recognize the impact that the raising and processing and consuming of livestock has on the environment. The United Nations says livestock is responsible for nearly one-fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions

 
Comment by HayabusaNo Gravatar
2010-08-06 08:23:39

Citizens of Ghent still have the option to eat meat on “veggie day.” However, as Balthazar explains, the main menu on these days at city schools and many restaurants will be meatless, and the alternative menu will contain meat.

 
Comment by VegTVisionNo Gravatar
2010-10-27 22:00:23

Hi, I would like to hook you up with ppl who run this initiative http://www.veggiethursday.sg. I would be happy if you could, if not yet have, alias with them. Pls mention me if it comes to this subject. Good luck for all of us.

 
Comment by vibration plateNo Gravatar
2011-10-26 02:18:24

great article, better to be eating green vegetables than other non-vegtables as you know your going to be green and healthy.

 
Comment by inversion tableNo Gravatar
2011-10-26 02:19:43

such a healthy article, going green is the best! i just love eating fruit and veg feel so alive

 
Comment by resistance bandsNo Gravatar
2011-10-26 02:20:44

great post going green is the way to a healthy furture and life.

 
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