You love to eat out, but you’ve heard that not all menu choices are good for the planet. You know some dishes have a higher carbon impact than others, but you’re unsure of which ones. What is a hungry, planet-loving person to do?
An article in Anthropocene magazine, What if veggie burgers were the menu default and beef a special request?, offers a solution: redesign restaurant menus by adding a carbon label and have meat as the alternative and more expensive item. This way the low carbon options stand out as the norm and offer a nudge to choose a better option for the planet (and possibly your health too).
Contact the National Restaurant Association to share your views both at the national and local level. Let them know you’d love to see carbon labels on menus with low carbon options highlighted.
National Restaurant Association
2055 L St. NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036
(202) 331-5900, (800) 424-5156