|How we spend our food dollars, as individuals, businesses, and as a city, can improve the quality of life in our community, and the communities where our food comes from. By making sustainable food choices we can ensure a cleaner environment, fight climate change, boost the local economy, and support social justice.
The City of Santa Monica is committed to supporting sustainable, local, and organic food through its own purchasing, and by helping to make sustainable food more accessible to its residents. As a sign of this commitment Santa Monica was the first city to sign on to the Cool Foods Pledge, and had elevated food sustainability as a priority focus within the Sustainable City Plan.
Santa Monica's Sustainable Food Commitment: 1.Eat organic; 2. Reduce conventional meat and dairy consumption; 3. Avoid processed foods; 4. Eat locally grown; 5. Reduce packaging and recycle food waste.
Sustainable Food Service Guidelines for City Sponsored Events
The City of Santa Monica has joined the Meatless Monday campaign, a non-profit initiative of The Monday Campaigns. In honor of the campaign we offer you our Community Meatless Monday Recipe Book
so you can start each week with healthy, environmentally friendly meat-free alternatives. Our goal is to help you reduce your meat consumption by 15% in order to improve your personal health and the health of the planet.
The City of Santa Monica
has partnered with the Eat Well Guide®, a free online directory for anyone in
search of fresh, locally grown and sustainably produced food in the United
States and Canada. The collaboration
seeks to connect consumers that want to eat healthy, sustainable food with
those food vendors that provide it.
So go to www.eatwellguide.org or www.eatwellguide.org/mobile and begin eating
well. It’s never been easier!
Cookbook for a Sustainable
Last updated: Monday, 04/15/2013