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Free webinar for residents on how to try a vegan diet

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New year, new resolution? How about going vegan?

Warwick and Stratford-on-Avon District Council are inviting residents to join a free webinar on Thursday 20 January 2022 with the University of Warwick’s Vegetarian and Vegan Society on how to reduce your meat consumption as part of ‘Veganuary’.

In 2019 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) produced a report, “Climate Change and Land,” describing plant-based diets as a major opportunity for mitigating and adapting to climate change and included a policy recommendation to
reduce meat consumption.

The webinar will provide residents with information on how easy it is to reduce meat consumption and consider a diet that is healthy for both yourself and the planet.

The webinar takes place on Thursday 20 January 2022 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm through Microsoft Teams and can be accessed via a link available on both Stratford and Warwick District Council’s websites – www.warwickdc.gov.uk/carbonconnected or
www.stratford.gov.uk/carbonconnected.

Councillor Alan Rhead, Cabinet member for Climate Change at Warwick District Council, said: “Our Carbon Connected webinars are designed to provide residents with the tools they need to make small changes that will make a big difference to their carbon impact. I’d encourage as many people as possible to join us and find out how easy it is to reduce your meat consumption.”

Councillor Ian Shenton, Cabinet member for Climate Change at Stratford-on-Avon District Council, added: “Trying out a vegan diet doesn’t have to be difficult, and there’s no expectation that people should go completely vegan. Trying two or three days per week to reduce meat and dairy consumption can have a big impact on yourself and the planet, so please do join us for this webinar to start your journey. Any small changes you can make really do help.”

Ava Dunkley, a second year Global Sustainable Development and Philosophy student at Warwick who will be co-presenting the webinar, said: “I have been vegan for six years, having originally made the transition for ethical reasons. I am the vice-president of my university vegan society and have been involved in running events and our social media pages and am looking forward to sharing information with you all about veganism and its benefits.”

Written by: Calum Wilkes

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