City councillors in Edmonton — the capital of Alberta cattle country — are being asked to buck the beef from catered council meetings.
The city’s youth council is bringing a motion to council this week to consider making council’s catered meals vegetarian.
The youth council themselves have gone vegan for their meetings.
The group, which aims to involve Edmonton youths in local government by allowing them to advise and offer feedback to council, says the meatless meals are more environmentally sustainable.
The vote this week will be whether to ask city administrators to prepare a policy for council to vote on at a later date – so Edmonton city councillors have some time before they stake the steak.
The youth council, which did not respond to a request for comment, says in its report to Edmonton councillors that one meal a month is not a drastic change in lifestyle.
But vegetarian and vegan meals have a significantly lower environmental impact than omnivorous meals, it argues.Read More »from Edmonton council urged to go meatless at catered meetings