Meatless monday FACTS
1. The Meatless Monday movement raises awareness about the animal welfare, environmental and public health impacts of industrial meat production.
2. According to the Environmental DefenseFund, "If every American skipped one meal of chicken per week and substituted vegetables and grains ... the carbon dioxide savings would be the same as taking more than half a million cars off of U.S. roads."
3. Polls show that 50 percent of people in America are aware of Meatless Monday and that roughly one in five are participating in it.