Our animal-based diet has a larger impact on climate change than all transportation impacts combined!
VIDEOS ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN
On November 1, 2018, PlantPure Communities livestreamed a Press Conference to share an exciting announcement about the important Coalition Building Initiative that is part of our Food-Climate Connection Campaign.
On August 8, 2018, a live virtual event was held with the PlantPure Communities team, Nelson Campbell, PPC Founder and Board Chair, and Peter Lehner, Senior Strategic Advisor at Earthjustice. There was a moderated discussion about the impacts of our food choices on climate, where these two leaders set the stage for future conversations between environmental and nutrition advocates. Watch the video recording of the online event! More about the speakers:
COALITION BUILDING INITIATIVE
A new coalition of nutrition leaders and climate/environmental leaders is forming that will work collaboratively to develop a common agenda and actively carry out mitigation strategies that reflect the climate impacts of our food choices. The October 2018 report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), called for a 30% reduction in the consumption of animal products and squarely put this on the public agenda.
Central to the coalition building effort is the recognition that people often feel disconnected and unable to affect climate change. Yet, their food choices have a significant climate impact and often substantial water and air quality impacts. But even once they understand this, it may not be enough to get them to take the very significant step of reducing animal-based meals in their diet. However, when the health consequences of eating a meat-heavy diet are added to the equation, it can be much more persuasive. This Initiative will amplify and shift the public’s understanding of both the climate and health impacts of eating a western meat-heavy diet. The coalition building initiative is a one-year process, launched in November 2018, and is expected to culminate in a face-to-face gathering of coalition members in May 2019, by invitation only, at the Pocantico Center of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. The Initiative will bring people together with similar perspectives and interests, even if those are not entirely consistent. The expected outcome is that there will be substantial agreement by the end of the process among participants, and that such agreement will allow for the creation of an active coalition that will carry out strategic projects. Potential allies include environmental groups, food/nutrition groups, health groups, farmers, food justice entities, climate justice organizations and science groups, among others. Please fill out the form below to recommend an organization or leader that may be interested in participating in the coalition building initiative.