Marking the one-year anniversary of the Plant Based Treaty, 100-plus cities around the world have hosted Seed the City events to encourage the public to ‘grow their own’ herbs and vegetables and ‘improve access to healthy, sustainable food’.
Toronto, Tel a Viv, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Santiago, Lima, Los Angeles, Mumbai, Naples and Bristol are among the cities which took part on 31 August.
During the events climate campaigners distributed thousands of packets of herb and vegetable seeds outside City Halls, while calling on town and city councils to ‘endorse the Plant Based Treaty to tackle emissions from animal agriculture and attributed deforestation – a key driver of the climate emergency’.
“Through our worldwide Seed the City campaign, we will be distributing thousands of packets of kale, parsley and other seeds for the community to grow in their own gardens or windowsills,” said Anita Krajnc from the Plant Based Treaty, ahead of the event.
Plant Based Treaty campaigners are working with cities to advance food security
“Plant Based Treaty campaigners are working with cities to advance food security and the accessibility of healthy plant-based foods in order to promote the importance of mitigating the climate crisis by growing organic vegetables in community gardens and city orchards. We can all be part of the solution and fight climate change with diet change by growing our own food.”
The Plant Based Treaty proposes a shift to a plant-based food system, and is backed by 18 municipal governments worldwide, including Rosario, Buenos Aires and Florida’s Boynton Beach.
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