Ellie Ames 29 May 2024

Council plants all-vegan menu idea

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Only plant-based food would be served at events hosted by Calderdale Council if a new catering policy is approved.

The proposal also includes a preference for seasonal and non-processed foods.

The council, in West Yorkshire, said the food system is responsible for a third of global greenhouse gases, with meat and dairy products having the worst impact.

It intends to achieve net-zero carbon dioxide emissions as a local authority and a borough by 2038.

Cabinet member for climate action and housing Scott Patient said that while the council only provided catering for about a dozen events and meetings a year, it was important to lead by example.

He added: ‘We want to encourage other partners and businesses to consider using locally sourced, seasonal fruit and vegetables to lower their own carbon impact.’

On 3 June, the cabinet will be asked to recommend to council that the policy is adopted.

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