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Cowed: The Hidden Impact of 93 Million Cows on America’s Health, Economy, Politics, Culture, and Environment (2015)
By Denis Hayes and Gail Boyer Hayes
Globally recognized environmentalists Denis and Gail Boyer Hayes offer a revealing analysis of how our centuries-old relationship with bovines has evolved into one that now endangers the planet.

Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming (2017)
One hundred steps ordinary people can take to reduce their carbon footprints. Excellent antidote to the prevailing sense of doom. See Drawdown website.

Eating Animals (2010)
By Jonathan Safran Foer
Foer uses storytelling as his primary vehicle for examining the ethics of eating meat.  He concludes that eating animals that come from industrial methods―such as factory farming, industrial fishing, and the like―is bad. Today, according to the book and a number of its cited sources, eating meat overwhelmingly entails these problem.

Eat for the Planet: Saving the World One Bite at a Time (2018)
By Nil Zacharias and Gene Stone
The heart of this slim volume is a collection of extraordinarily attractive and compelling infographics to illustrate the devastating impacts of our livestock system on the environment. The authors conclude that by making even minimal dietary changes, anyone can have a positive, lasting impact on our planet.

The End of Factory Farming (2018)
By Jacy Reese
An overview of factory farming and a roadmap for ending it. Both accessible and compelling. Best in class.

Food, Animals, and the Environment: An Ethical Approach (2018)
By Christopher Schlottmann and Jeff Sebo
What do we owe animals, plants, species, ecosystems, and future generations? What are the ethics of risk, uncertainty, and collective harm? What are the ethics of supporting harmful industries, and what are the ethics of resisting harmful industries?

Food Choice and Sustainability (2013)
By Richard Oppenlander
Well-known lecturer and sustainability consultant, Oppenlander makes a compelling case that we have no choice but to adopt a plant-based diet to preserve the earth’s rapidly dwindling resources.

The Reducetarian Solution (2017)
Edited by Brian Kateman
A collection of short essays from influential thinkers on how cutting 10% or more of the meat from one’s diet can transform the life of the reader, animals, and the planet. The book features contributions from such luminaries as Seth Godin, Victoria Moran, Joel Fuhrman, Jeffrey Sachs, Bill McKibben, Naomi Oreskes, and Peter Singer.

Eating Animals (2018)
Based on Jonathan Safran Foer’s 2010 bestselling book and narrated by co-producer Natalie Portman, Eating Animals looks at the environmental, economic, and public health consequences of factory farming.

The End of Meat (2017)
This documentary explores the idea of a world without meat. Philosophers, scientists, artists and activists offer their insight and progressive ideas about the role of animals in our society. (2017)

Food, Inc. (2010)
The nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (“Fast Food Nation”), Michael Pollan (“The Omnivore’s Dilemma”). 

King Corn (2007)
Two college friends friends move to Iowa to produce an acre of corn. In the process, they look at the impact on society of government subsidies that encourage the huge amount of corn grown.  It turns out decisions relating to which crops are grown and how they are grown are based on government manipulated economic considerations rather than their true economic, environmental, or social ramifications. (Amazon)

Meat the Truth (2009)
Still relevant, this groundbreaking Australian documentary documents the connection between meat and climate change primarily through conversations with scientists and current and former ranchers. (YouTube)

A River of Waste (2009)
The film uncovers the vast catastrophic impact of CAFOs on the environment and public health, focusing on waste lagoons that pollute surrounding waterways with toxic bacteria and release noxious gasses into the air. The filmmakers reveal how agribusiness uses intensive lobbying, strong-arm tactics, and other abuses of power to keep regulations well in their favor (Vimeo)

You are welcome to print our posters for use on your Green Monday campaign! Print posters focused on water, CO2, protein, and food sourcing. See our examples below for reference (click on the links to print!). Note: Please print these on 36″x 48″ poster paper.

               

Print these quarter-page cards in black & white on colored card stock. Their purpose is to remind people to go to the Green Monday US website and join your team. 

Print this informational flyer front & back. It contains our “Why” facts easily for people visiting your table or in meetings with dining, city council, and other decision makers. Pro tip: laminate this to make it last forever!

Print this infographic to educate students, staff, or peers on the health impacts of eating meat & dairy. Simply print what you need, cut in half, and you are good to go!

Information 

Drawdown: 100 Solutions to Reverse Global Warming
Companion site  to the book. Lists the most impactful measures to mitigate climate change. Solution #4 is Plant-Rich Diet. 

Food Empowerment Project
A CA nonprofit shedding light on food justice issues. including the unavailability of healthy foods in communities of color and low-income areas.

Nutrition Facts
Evidence-based nutritional advice. Vast video and podcast libraries. 

One Green Planet
A vast platform focused on sustainable food, animal welfare issues, environmental protection, and cruelty-free/green living.

Treehugger’s Green Food
Aggregates news and information on animal agriculture and sustainable food choices.

Recipes and Menus

Chocolate Covered Katie
Healthy, plant-based dessert and breakfast recipes.

Choose Veg
Recipes, meal planner, easy veg substitutions, and shopping tips.

Minimalist Baker
Plant-based recipes requiring 10 ingredients or less, 1 bowl, or 30 minutes or less to prepare. 

Nutrition Facts
Evidence-based nutritional advice. Vast video and podcast libraries. 

Oh She Glows
Award-winning vegan recipe site and convenient new app.

Plant-Based on a Budget
Recipes and menus for low-cost healthy, plant-based meals.

Citizen guide to launch Green Monday in your city!

Shabbat Yarok guide with recipes, meal ideas, and educational materials!