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Eat for Climate Week: Take a Bite Out of Climate Change

September 13, 2019–New York, NY–New Yorkers can now take a bite out of climate change by participating in Eat for Climate Week, a week-long restaurant campaign during Climate Week NYC, happening September 23-29th, in partnership with Meatless Monday and the Food and Climate Alliance.

“Eat for Climate Week provides local businesses and consumers the option to make conscious decisions to combat climate change. By simply choosing a plant-based option, individuals can reduce their carbon footprint, which is why we’re excited to work with two organizations who are passionate about how small changes can make a big difference,” said Helen Clarkson, CEO, The Climate Group.

Led by international non-profit, The Climate Group, this year’s Climate Week NYC is also joining forces with businesses–big and small–from across New York City as part of their “Climate Action is Our Business” campaign, which will include all Eat for Climate Week restaurants. The mission is to promote the accessible steps that companies are taking across the city and around the world to combat climate change.

"We're excited for this year’s Eat for Climate Week restaurant campaign. It’s a great way for restaurants to raise awareness of the climate benefits of shifting to a more plant-based diet, as well as to highlight how delicious plant-based foods are. Start off Climate Week NYC with Meatless Monday on September 23 and continue eating climate-friendly all week long… and beyond,” said Dana Smith, Meatless Monday Campaign Director.

Throughout the week, Eat for Climate Week restaurants across the city will promote and showcase climate-friendly menu items giving New Yorkers and visitors an opportunity to participate in the biggest climate week event in the world.

“Eating more plants and fewer animal-based foods is a critical step towards meeting the global climate change goals being discussed at the UN headquarters this week. The Food and Climate Alliance is proud to support so many NYC restaurants who are demonstrating that plant-based foods are not only climate-friendly, but diverse, nutritious, and satisfying too. Participating in Eat for Climate Week, whether as a restaurant or a diner, is not just an individual action in line with the UN’s own ActNow Food Challenge. It’s also a call for leaders to recognize the role of food in climate change policy, and walk the talk,” said Caroline Wimberly, International Policy Chair, Food and Climate Alliance.

Current participating restaurants include Charley St, Le Botaniste, &pizza, honeygrow, Le Pain Quotidien, Dr Smood, Honeybees, Nix, DeRossi Global, P.S. Kitchen, The Bonnie, Macoletta, The Penrose, Candle Café, Candle Cafe West, Candle 79, and Dos Toros.  

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