Meat Free Monday One day a week can make a world of difference

Get ready for Climate Week Cuisine

With Climate Week kicking off again in six weeks’ time, Climate Week Cuisine is a new venture to persuade people to think more intelligently about the food they are consuming and how it got onto their plates.

Posted : 30 January 2012

To rustle up a low-carbon meal that doesn’t cost the earth, the campaign will be highlighting the importance of the “three Ls” – less, local and leftovers.

“Less” means cutting down on the amount of meat and dairy we consume. With their high carbon footprint, cutting out these things for just one day a week can make all the difference – as MFM supporters know!

“Local” means buying food that has been produced locally and is in season, rather than flown halfway around the world, while “Leftovers” means looking at the wealth of perfectly good food we throw away every day and reusing it creatively rather than letting it go to waste.

You can also submit your own low-carbon recipe to the Climate Week Cuisine competition. A winner will be selected daily throughout Climate Week to receive a sustainable food hamper, with one of the seven winners walking away with the grand prize of a meal for four at a top London restaurant.

And celebrity chefs will be offering up their recipes to show exactly how delicious low-carbon cooking can be, including Paul McCartney and Meat Free Monday! Make sure you’re part of it.

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