In celebration of Climate Week NYC, restaurants all over New York City will be showcasing delicious, plant-rich dishes. There will be 23 participating restaurants, which can be found here or on the image below. We encourage people to eat at these restaurants and share photos of their meals, using the hashtag #EatForClimateWeek.
This is a first-of-its-kind initiative to raise awareness among the general public on the connection between food choices and climate change. Climate-friendly dining is increasingly popular, with a 20% rise in plant-based food sales over the past year, and the campaign works directly with both plant-based and omnivorous restaurants to encourage diners to try plant-rich menu items in celebration of Climate Week NYC. The livestock sector contributes 14.5 percent of global climate emissions, and studies suggest that meeting climate goals will require changing both how food is produced and which kinds of food are consumed. You can find more facts on the food and climate connection below. You can read the full press release for the event here.
The campaign has garnered a good amount of media coverage, check it out here.