This blog post was written by Hatchet Staff Writer Monica Mehta.
J Street and Pelham Commons will participate in Sodexo’s Meatless Mondays starting today, an initiative designed to promote both health and sustainability on campus.
Each of the dining venues will have a meat-free meal option.
After purchasing five meatless meals throughout the month, students will be entered in a raffle for prizes including a Brita filter pitcher, a Capital Bikeshare membership and a meatless lunch prepared by University chef Rob Donis at the F Street House with University President Steven Knapp and Diane Knapp.
Meatless Mondays fall within the University’s goal of being more sustainable. Meat requires more energy and more water to produce and to truck than do vegetables, Sophie Waskow, GW’s sustainability project facilitator, said.
Whole Foods Market Foggy Bottom will be hosting a meat-free week that will begin with a vegan cooking demo today and continue with cooking demos and meat-free samples throughout the week.