Brown U. meatless pledge gains momentum

Students raising awareness, plan to approach dining services.

March 6—Nearly 300 Brown University students pledged to participate in Meatless Mondays, a national initiative that asks students to avoid consuming meat one day per week. The commitment of the 287 current participants reduces the University's carbon footprint by about 59 kg of CO2 per week, according to the site. 

The site has been up for ten months, said Adalyn Naka '13, who brought the movement to Brown as part of a project for ENVS 0410: "Environmental Stewardship" last year. "Our biggest goal is to get people thinking of what they're eating," said James Hayes '13, a member of the group that started the project. "A lot of the time, food is there, and we just eat it."