Costa Rica News – Costa Rica Beer Factory has become the first restaurant in the country to join the global Meatless Monday movement, which aims to reduce meat consumption by incorporating vegetarian alternatives one day a week. Humane Society International worked with the restaurant to implement the program.
Meat consumption is a leading cause of global climate change and other environmental problems. The Meatless Monday movement helps mitigate this environmental damage, while encouraging the consumption of healthy, plant-based foods.
“For Costa Rica Beer Factory, this initiative, which is unique within the country, allows us to reinforce our commitment to social responsibility in the fight against climate change, and at the same time offer our customers a more varied menu with original and meatless recipes,” said Monica Mendoza, partner and human resources director. “For this reason, starting Monday May 19th our restaurant-bar will have an expanded menu with vegetarian options available every Monday for our friends and customers to enjoy.”
The Meatless Monday campaign, now a popular international movement, was created by the U.S. government as a resource-saving measure during World War I. It was revived in 2003 by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and The Monday Campaigns to promote cutting out meat one day a week for our health and the health of the planet.
“For many reasons, Meatless Monday makes sense,” said Jenny Brown, campaign coordinator for HSI-Latin America in Costa Rica. “It benefits the environment and health and animals. We look forward to working with restaurants and other organizations to promote the campaign within the country. ”
The launch event will be at Costa Rica Beer Factory in Barrio Escalante, 100m south of Fresh Market or 600m north of Bagelmen’s Los Yoses, at 7pm on Monday, May 19. Those invited include guests from the restaurant, environmental, media, and NGO sectors in the country.