Boston University is launching “Make a Difference Mondays”, a once-a-month effort to cut dining-hall expenses create a smaller carbon footprint and encourage more sustainable, healthy eating. The university is cutting red meat and pork from its menus in favor of sustainable fish, poultry and other non-meat proteins, reports The Daily Free Press.
The BU venture is a clear spin-off of Meatless Monday, the national movement meant to encourage everyone everywhere to forgo meat once a week. Even chef and meat lover Mario Batali promotes Meatless Monday at each of his restaurants by offering additional veggie options on his menus.
College students may have a hard time giving up the gluttony of late-night burgers, lunchtime meat-filled sandwiches, and even bacon from the breakfast buffet, but we’re certain it’s a small price to pay. Especially since the coeds are still in that phase of life where someone else (dining services) is tasked with preparing all of their meals.
BU dining services tries eco-friendly menu options [Daily Free Press]