Update: We got 82 signatures on this petition and the Glenwood Citizens Advisory Committee also approved resolution to this effect. Whoo-hoo!
Petition: By shifting toward a more plant-rich diet and wasting less food, Raleigh can become more carbon neutral, improve the health of its citizens, and support local farmers. Therefore, Raleigh’s Comprehensive Plan should include the following statement in its list of initiatives designed to protect and enhance environmental and natural resources:
- Offer plant-based and vegetarian options and minimize waste whenever food is served at City events.
Also, the City should develop a program to help citizens and staff source and serve plant-rich food, with a preference for locally grown fruit, vegetables, grains, nuts, and seeds.
Want more information?
- Why this is a good idea
- About the Raleigh Comprehensive Plan, the City’s strategy through 2030