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Plant-Based for the Planet October Potluck


In January 2017, the Carrboro Board of Aldermen approved Carrboro’s first Community Climate Action Plan.

Carrboro’s Community Climate Action Plan focuses on six major measures to lower the Town’s greenhouse gas emissions. One of these measures areas is Food Choice, which promotes a plant-based diet to reduce Carrboro’s greenhouse gas emissions. According to the World Watch Institute, livestock and their byproducts account for at least 32,000 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year, or 51% of all worldwide greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). Moving toward a plant-based diet should significantly help the Carrboro community achieve its greenhouse gas emission reduction goals of 50% per capita by 2025.

The Town is partnering with the Plant-Based for the Planet community group to promote Food Choice. The first community event to kick-off these efforts will be a plant-based potluck on Sunday, October 1st, at 6:00pm at Carrboro’s Century Center. See below for more information or visit the event’s Meetup page for more information at https://www.meetup.com/Plant-based-for-the-Planet-in-Carrboro/

What: Plant-Based for the Planet October Potluck
Where: Carrboro Century Center
(100 N Greensboro St, Carrboro, NC 27510)
When: Sunday, October 1st, 6:00 pm

The purpose of this event is to make (or purchase) a new or favorite dish to share with others, get together and socialize with other like-minded folks, and enjoy small samples of the yummy plant-based dishes everyone else brings. Please bring a good amount of food to share and extra if you're bringing children or there's more than one person in your party.

Bring a list of ingredients along with your dish (or even better, the recipe!) DISHES MUST BE 100% PLANT-BASED, with no meat, no fish, no milk, no butter, no eggs, no chicken stock, no honey, and so on. Please ask if you have any questions.

Please also bring YOUR OWN UTENSILS, BOWL, PLATE, NAPKIN, and drink. This is a 100% WASTE-FREE EVENT which means we are not generating any trash - please bring only reusable items - no paper or single-use plastic.

Feel free to forward this information and invite your friends and neighbors to attend. 

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