Term 1, Issue 3 - Eco Update | Siena College
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Eco Update

Commitment towards a more sustainable community

In 2020 Siena College has committed to three of the Sustainable Development Goals – numbers 7, 11 and 13. These goals will guide and inform the choices, habits and practices of the College and will feature in some of the curriculum studied by students. Operating with these goals in mind reflects our Dominican charism by responding to the signs of the times and the Catholic Social Principle of Care for our Common Home.

7 ways to Climate Consciousness – Meat Free Mondays Update

Last newsletter we were proud to announce that, as part of Siena’s commitment to more sustainable living and commitment towards taking climate action, we were introducing Meat Free Mondays at the College Canteen. Our first Meat Free Monday was this week with students enjoying a range of delicious Vegetarian meal options. Here’s a sample of the Menu provided by the Canteen.

How does going meat free on Mondays make a difference?

Our planet’s resources are diminishing, and Westerners are significantly responsible for consuming much more than our fair share. It’s time we worked towards reducing our impact and dietary change is a great place to start!

For more information on how the environment benefits from reduced meat consumption go to:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/21/lifestyle-change-eat-less-meat-climate-change

https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/eatgreenfs_feb2010.pdf

Bronwyn Ilott

Head of Justice Education
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