HAP’s Western PA Ethical Eating Collective intends to create a healthy, equitable, and climate-conscious world for humans and animals alike by promoting a plant-based diet.
Consuming meat contributes significantly to greenhouse gas emissions, increases risk of chronic disease in humans, and facilitates antibiotic resistance and zoonotic infectious diseases.
Further, not all communities have equal access to healthy, plant-based foods. In fact, 1 in 5 Pittsburghers are living with food insecurity.
Reducing meat consumption is the number one policy recommendation by the United Nations to reverse climate change, yet is not meaningfully addressed in the city’s Climate Action Plan.
A plant-based diet is the only diet shown to reverse heart disease, but many low-income residents don’t have access to healthy and affordable plant-based food.
Farm animals are the most abused animals on the planet. The vast majority of them live in unacceptable conditions, denied even the most basic of needs, often including the ability to even turn around.
What is HAP doing about it?
We are working to ensure local governments prioritize the most effective policies in combating climate change. We intend to convince city officials to include meaningful meat reduction goals.
HAP is partnering with regional leaders, non-profit food organizations, local growers, and other entities and individuals to increase access for all communities to locally grown produce, provide plant-based cooking education, and support urban agriculture.
How You Can Help
Donate to help our efforts.
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