Program


PROGRAM

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Green Your Menu
Green Your Community
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green your menu.

 

We’ll help you work with your food vendors to offer a variety of delicious, sustainable plant-based “Green Monday Specials” one day per week. 

green your community.

 

We provide you with tools to educate your colleagues or classmates about the consequences of our food choices. Check out our resources here!

Green Monday complements your existing sustainability initiatives such as waste reduction and composting. 
You’ll have a dedicated team calculator so as your team grows, you can watch your increasing impact on greenhouse gases, water, and rainforests.

Green Monday is a very flexible platform that can be customized according to your school’s needs. Here are some examples of how Green Monday can be implemented:

Sustainable Meal Choices

  • If your school has dining halls, Green Monday will help you work with campus dining services to ensure that there are attractive, delicious plant-based options on Mondays, featured as the “Green Monday Special.”
  • If your foodservice doesn’t have experience with vegan cooking, Forward Food can provide free training, menus and recipes.
  • If your school doesn’t have a dining hall, use Green Monday’s resources to encourage students and faculty to bring or buy plant-based food on Mondays.

Community Education

Green Monday can help you to identify potential partners on campus, including Green Teams and animal advocacy groups. Together, you can promote the program.  Here are some ideas:

  • Recruit as many students, faculty, and administrators as possible to pledge to “Go Green Monday.” Your school can create its own pledge page so that you can track the total amount of carbon, water, and land you’re saving!
  • Print and hang Green Monday posters around the school.
  • Table in the dining hall weekly or monthly, gathering pledges
  • Distribute free samples of the Green Monday Special outside of the dining hall
  • Give a brief pitch for Green Monday in health, sustainability, ethics, and social justice classes, then gather pledges
  • Set up competitions among different dorms or departments to see who can gather the most Green Monday pledges
  • Host a launch party with speakers, free food, and swag

Fill out this short form, and  we’ll be in touch in 3-5 days to help you get the program up and running. You’ll find posters, tabling materials, and certificates on the RESOURCES page. And it’s all free!

Green Monday is a very flexible platform that can be customized according to your school’s needs. Here are some examples of how Green Monday can be implemented:

Sustainable Meal Choices

  • Green Monday will help you work with campus dining services to ensure that your school or school district offers attractive, delicious plant-based options on Mondays, and features them as the “Green Monday Special.”
  • If your foodservice doesn’t have experience with vegan cooking, Forward Food can provide free training, menus and recipes.
  • Encourage students and faculty who bring their lunch to school to choose plant-based foods on Mondays.

Community Education

Green Monday can work with you to help identify potential partners on campus, such as Green Teams or sustainability coordinators. You can also form your own Green Monday group comprised of enthusiastic students and teachers to promote the program.

  • Recruit as many students, faculty, and administrators as possible to pledge to “Go Green Monday.” Your school can create its own pledge page so that you can track the total amount of carbon, water, and land you’re saving!
  • Print and hang Green Monday posters around the school.
  • Table in the cafeteria weekly or monthly, gathering pledges
  • Give a brief pitch for Green Monday in social studies, science, and health classes, then gather pledges
  • Set up competitions among different homerooms or grades to see who can gather the most Green Monday pledges
  • Host a launch party with speakers, free food, and swag

Launch a Green Monday team at your school or district-wide! Fill out this short form, and  we’ll be in touch in 3-5 days to help you get the program up and running. You’ll find posters, tabling materials, and certificates on the RESOURCES page. And it’s all free!

No experience necessary. We’ll send you a packet to help you introduce and advocate for Green Monday in your city.  

The program has two components – featuring environmentally responsible plant-based meals on Mondays (or another day), and educating residents on the impacts of their food choices on climate change and the environment. 

Sustainable Meal Choices

  • Optimally, all city-owned and city-managed facilities and programs should feature healthy, delicious plant-based meals on Mondays and identify them as Green Monday specials. 
  • Incentivize local restaurants to include vegan items on their menus by providing Green Monday certificates for the restaurants and badges for their websites.
  • Request that elected officials model environmentally responsible eating by procuring plant-based food for their meetings and events.

Community Education 

  • Using free materials on the RESOURCE page, table at farmers’ markets, fairs, and other community events.
  • Hold educational programs at libraries, community centers, and private homes on environmentally responsible plant-based food choices.
  • Display Green Monday posters and literature at libraries and community centers. 

Fill out this short form, and  we’ll be in touch in 3-5 days. We’ll send you a Green Monday Packet to help you get the program up and running.

You’ll find posters, tabling materials, and certificates on the RESOURCES page. And it’s all free!

Green Monday is a flexible platform that can be customized to your organization. Here are some examples of how Green Monday can be implemented:

 

Sustainable Food Choices

  • If your workplace has a cafeteria, Green Monday will help you work with dining services to ensure that there are attractive, delicious plant-based options on Mondays, featured as the “Green Monday Special”

  • If your foodservice doesn’t have experience with vegan cooking, Forward Food can provide free training, menus and recipes.

  • If your workplace doesn’t have a dining hall, use Green Monday’s resources to encourage employees to bring plant-based food on Mondays.

  • If your workplace provides corporate catering on a regular basis, encourage adoption of a food procurement policy ensuring that a certain percentage of all food purchased is plant-based

Community Education

Green Monday can work with you to help identify potential partners at your workplace, such as Green Teams, wellness program, or CSR/sustainability managers. With smaller offices, it often only takes one enthusiastic advocate to introduce the program!

  • Recruit as many colleagues as possible to pledge to “Go Green Monday.” Your workplace can create its own pledge page so that you can track the total amount of carbon, water, and land your workplace is saving!

  • Host a lunch and learn event focused on the environmental benefits of plant-based diets, featuring free food samples (Green Monday can provide the speaker and funding for food)

  • Set up competitions among departments or offices to see who can gather the most Green Monday pledges

  • Organize Green Monday potlucks and recipe shares

Fill out this short form, and  we’ll be in touch in 3-5 days to help you get the program up and running. You’ll find posters, tabling materials, and certificates on the RESOURCES page. And it’s all free!

Observe Green Sunday in your church, Green Friday in your mosque, or Shabbat Yarok (Green Shabbat) in your synagogue. It could be weekly, monthly, or even quarterly. 

Fill out this short form, and  we’ll be in touch in 3-5 days to help you get the program up and running. You’ll find posters, tabling materials, and certificates on the RESOURCES page. And it’s all free!

On your Green day:

  • Provide or request (if pot-luck) delicious, plant-based food.
  • Educate your congregants and guests on the devastating impacts of industrial animal agriculture. Use posters and literature on the RESOURCE page or create your own. Set up an information table.
  • If possible, take 5 minutes to address the congregation on some aspect of sustainable and just food choices. Discuss how factory farming violates your faith tradition’s principles and priorities.
  • If your place of worship provides childcare or religious school, offer short, age-appropriate presentations.