BITS Pilani, Goa, one of India’s most prestigious institutes, became the latest signatory of the Green Tuesday Pledge to address the rising global climate change crisis. Once perfectly went out, they are to slash-down the use of animal products like eggs and meat by 15%.
” At BITS Pilani, Goa, we are always taking new steps towards environmental sustainability, and the Green Tuesday Initiative makes us one step closer to achieving our sustainability purposes ,” said Yash Jain, Student Mess Convenor.” Globally and in India, establishments are reducing their use of animal makes and selecting plant-based nutrients to fight climate change ,” contributed Richa Mehta, Director of Programs, Vegan Outreach.
India is the 5th most vulnerable country to climate change according to the latest world climate probability index. Animal agriculture is one of the largest backers of human-made greenhouse gas releases, and multiple reports have identified it as one of the leading causes of climate change. One such instance is the recent report from the UN’s Intergovernmental committee of experts on Climate Change( 2019 ), which emphasized a shift towards plant-based foods as a significant opportunity to limit greenhouse gas emissions.
We too wrote to the decision-makers of three other Chips Pilani campuses — Dubai, Hyderabad and Pilani — to take the lead and implement sustainable meat policies. Educational institutes performance an essential role in structure the best future for the next generations, and stairs such as the Green Tuesday Initiative is likely to be the way to go.
About the Green Tuesday campaign Green Tuesday Initiative is a campaign by Vegan Outreach to help institutions reduce their environmental footprint by making small changes in the food they perform. So far, we’ve collaborated with twenty-two institutions in India.
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