Bringing menus in line with a venue, host or event’s values provides an exciting opportunity to make an event successful, memorable and appetizing — all while reducing its environmental footprint.
Plant-based foods require less land and water, generate fewer greenhouse gas emissions and pose fewer threats to wildlife compared to foods derived from animal products, making them the Earth-friendly choice.
An Earth-friendly menu offers plenty of diverse and delicious plant-based options and reduces offerings and portions of meat, dairy, eggs and seafood. When possible, ingredients are locally and organically sourced.
Serve at least one plant-based meal.
Double your plant-based options.
Default to veggie menu.
The Center for Biological Diversity offers resources to help you serve Earth-friendly menus from start to finish. We can provide you with menu calculations and analysis to promote your event’s carbon savings and offer supporting promotional materials for guests, as well as connect you with venues and catering companies to make your event a success.
Working with partners like Animal Place we can connect you to grants for making your events more sustainable and protecting our natural resources, wildlife and biodiversity.
Interested in offering Earth-friendly meals at your events? Contact us for more information.
This project was funded with support from VegFund.
Photo credits below: courtesy of Nick Klein / The Good Food Institute.