Meatless Monday is an international campaign that encourages people to not eat meat on Mondays to improve their health and the health of the planet.
A quick google search provided the following:
Limit cancer risk
Reduce heart disease
Improve your diet
Reduce your carbon footprint
Minimize water usage
Help reduce fossil fuel dependence
There are numerous web sites devoted to Meatless Mondays that provide history, recipes and listings of various restaraunts that participate. Plenty of options in the Triangle!
Growing up with a mother that wrote two vegetarian cookbooks, meatless meals are common in my home. I am so excited however, to realize the benefits listed above and the creativity in cooking that has been inspired.
To quote my grandmother “Mangia”!