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Verencemos
Jan 30th, 2009, 10:00 PM
Did anyone see this in the Guardian earlier in the week?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/jan/26/hospitals-nhs-meat-carbon
Seemed to be saying that the NHS - which is a huge provider of meals nationwide - would consider doing without meat and dairy in a bid to cut carbon.
Am a bit sceptical myself - I work in the NHS, and every carbon reducing effort seems aimed at short term financial gain - there is rarely any investment in green technology, or even simple stuff like turning off the radiators so we don't have to open the windows! (really)
After the guardian published this, there was an article downgrading it, people saying it wasn't what they really meant
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/jan/28/nhs-menus-meat

or they should do something different
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/jan/26/nhs-meat-menus-carbon

but also some positive comment
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/jan/29/nhs-meat-factory-farming

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harpy
Jan 31st, 2009, 01:09 PM
Hello - we have had a bit of discussion about that in another thread

http://www.veganforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21338

There is supposedly a government drive on to "green" the public sector and apparently there may eventually be penalties for organisations that don't meet certain targets for reducing carbon emissions. I'm not holding my breath though!

Verencemos
Jan 31st, 2009, 04:35 PM
Ahh, I thought it was odd no-one had said anything about it - obviously didn't look hard enough. Thanks for the link, will go and have a look
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