Soldiers of change

Soldiers are trained to be killing machines, more or less. But Slate recently reported that the Norwegian Armed Forces will be supporting less killing—one day a week, anyway. The army announced it’s instituting “meatless Mondays” at all of its bases to reduce the negative impacts that animal farming has on climate change. It expects this will reduce the army’s consumption of flesh by 150 tons in just a year! No, this one program by this one army won’t solve climate change, but it does set a fantastic example, because if every army, school or household followed suit, then imagine that impact. So, for taking a step in the right direction for the environment, personal health and the animals, we salute the Norwegian Armed Forces. Now, are you ready to fight climate change?