The Blue Devils are becoming angels for animals and the environment. Duke University is asking its students, faculty, and staff to cut some or all meat from their diets in February in order to promote better health and a cleaner environment.
The office of Duke's executive vice president posted a letter on the Sustainable Duke website saying, "Studies show a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes with a vegetarian diet. A vegetarian diet also produces less of the greenhouse gases that are causing climate change."
It sounds like campus eateries are offering more vegetarian options too: "[A] vegetarian diet is much more than veggies, and we've got the delicious recipes to prove it."
To help with the transition, PETA has offered the school thousands of free "Meat's Not Green" leaflets and copies of the vegetarian/vegan starter kit, reminding everyone how easy and tasty meatless meals can be!
Written by Michelle Sherrow