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Making Davis More SustainableFebruary 22, 2018, 7:00pm7844 Hamel Ln, Davis, CA 95618-5801, United StatesPlease join us for a Community Gathering and FREE Dinner to discuss how to move Davis to a sustainable future by reducing meat and dairy consumption.

Livestock agriculture is a major source of CO2: more than 14% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are emitted by livestock production. In fact, the five largest meat and dairy companies generate more GHG emissions than Exxon Mobil, Shell or BP!

Livestock agriculture is also a huge consumer of land and water. 27% of global land area is used for livestock production--that's about the 400% the size of Europe! Additionally, each pound of beef requires more than 1800 gallons of water (while each pound of pork requires 720 gallons of water!)

Where:
The Farmhouse
7844 Hamel Lane

When:
Thursday, February 22nd
7:00 PM

Agenda

Discuss strategies and local action plans to reduce Davis's carbon footprint from meat and dairy consumption.

Some potential strategies we will discuss are:
Expanding the existing Meatless Mondays programs at UC Davis and in Davis schools.
Increasing the availability of vegetarian and vegan options in Davis restaurants both on and off campus, and making sure they are priced fairly
A tax on meat and dairy products. Revenues from the meat tax would either be rebated to consumers in the form of a coupon that can be used to purchase produce in Davis or used to fund programs to feed Davis community members in need.
Any other ideas you bring to the [vegan] table!

We will be serving delicious homemade vegan fare and an assortment of yummy drinks at the meeting. Please contact jeff.kessler@gmail.com for more questions and to let us know if you can attend (so we can prepare enough food for everyone!).
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