Climate/Diet Initiatives

    • World Resources Institute: The Cool Food Pledge “helps your organization commit to and achieve a science-based target to reduce the climate impact of the food you serve. Organizations serving 1.2 billion meals a year have signed up. Members are guided through a three-step approach: Pledge, Plan, and Promote.”
    • Greener by Default “makes plant-based food the default, while giving diners the choice to opt into meat/dairy. This strategy allows institutions to meet carbon reduction goals, save on food costs and improve health and inclusivity, all while preserving freedom of choice.”
    • DefaultVeg Resource Guide
    • Forward Food 
    • Menus of Change (initiative from The Culinary Institute of America and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) “works to realize a long-term, practical vision integrating optimal nutrition and public health, environmental stewardship and restoration, and social responsibility concerns within the foodservice industry and the culinary profession.”

Food Services

Food / Greenhouse Gas Calculators

World Resources Institute: The Cool Food Calculator

The University Caterers Organisation (TUDO) Greenhouse Gas Calculator