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What does everyone think about Meatless Mondays? I'm appearing on Fox 5 in NYC tomorrow (Saturday March 5th) at 6:40pm to talk about this trend. Of course going veg 24/7 is ideal, but do you think Meatless Mondays is at least bringing more attention to going meat-free than ever before. I tend to think baby steps are good because they eventually lead to more.
 

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Meatless Monday = awesome. To build on what GreenMommaCow said, I think that if people proactively search for recipes and restaurant items without meat or meat products, many will be happily surprised at the vast amount of possibilities. And maybe some would extend Meatless Monday into a Meatless Week every so often. Transitional approaches work really well for a lot of people.
 

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It's a great start that will hopefully increase awareness, change some minds and multiply the veg population!
 

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Anything that gets the message across that you don't need meat is good. Actually, vegan would be a better idea. Everyone seems to think of macaroni and cheese when they think vegetarian.
I say vegan Tuesdays. Few people can think of good vegan meals, and the idea of it being extreme is so wrong.
 

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One of the dining halls at my college does meatless lunches on Mondays. (Well, they still have burgers at the made to order grill. But all food in the other lines is veggie.) Anything that gets people to eat less meat is a positive thing.
 

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I think it's a wonderful idea! As someone who succeeded with the slowly cutting back method I'm all for it, it works!

Even for people who have no interest in actually going vegetarian it can be a great thing, they are still reducing their consumption of animal products which is awesome for both them and the animals, not to mention the environment.

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According to Environmental Defense, if every American skipped one meal of chicken per week and substituted vegetarian foods instead, the carbon dioxide savings would be the same as taking more than half a million cars off U.S. roads.
Besides, a person who is dabbling with vegetarian food is more likely to Google "vegetarian" and take a look at some information on some websites.
 

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Meatless Mondays sound great, it's a pity we don't have that kind of thing here in my country. Every little thing makes a difference, and this is a great way to show people that there's plenty of meatless meals they could eat every day and still be healthy and not hungry.
 

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It's a great idea! Less meat is better than nothing.
My campus does Meatless Mondays, sort of. It just has a sign about the benefits of going meatless one day a week, then their chefs special is vegetarian sometimes vegan. They still have chicken nuggets burgers etc though. It makes it easier for me because the special is usually chicken or beef, and the veggie specials are always super good. This past Monday I had General Tofu with orange sauce rice and veggies.
 
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