Serrinha, Barroca, Teofilandia and Biritinga are four cities in Brazil that have taken steps to reduce their water consumption footprint, they have implemented several ideas, one of which is switching their schools meals from a standard diet to 100% vegan.
The project has been called the Sustainable School project (Escola Sustentável) which has been driven by the HSI ( Humane Society International ). By 2019 over 30,000 will be given 100% vegan meals, this will amount to over 23 million meals a year.
The projects launched only a few weeks ago, the first steps included culinary training their staff and making sure all ingredients are locally sourced.
Besides the obvious animal welfare concerns, animal agriculture uses up huge amounts of water, energy and land. Raising animals for food is one of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions.