For a longtime cutting out meat, vegan or vegetarian diets were considered extreme. In recent years we have learned that meat is not only bad for your health, but also has huge environmental consequences. The meat industry is one of the industries polluting our planet at an alarming rate. That's why it's great to see companies like Wework taking a stand, and showing the way forward for society. Wework recently announced they will no longer offer meat to employees, or reimburse meat purchased by their employees.
The startup has told its 6,000 global staff that they will no longer be able to expense meals including meat, and that it won’t pay for any red meat, poultry or pork at WeWork events. In an email to employees this week outlining the new policy, co-founder Miguel McKelvey said the firm’s upcoming internal "Summer Camp" retreat would offer no meat options for attendees.
"New research indicates that avoiding meat is one of the biggest things an individual can do to reduce their personal environmental impact," said McKelvey in the memo, "even more than switching to a hybrid car."
This is just one step towards a greener future, but every drop in the bucket counts toward the change we are trying to make.
At Future Humans we are creating the future of clothing using recycled waste, focusing on vegan and minimalist designs.