In 2011, the General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association adopted a Statement of Conscience on the issue of ethical eating. The UU United Nations Office has since been advocating for ethical eating as a necessary component of climate action in partnership with the Buddhist Tzu ChiĀ  Foundation. The Tzu Chi Foundation is inviting the world community to eat a local and vegetarian diet on January 11th of every year as an Ethical Eating Day. There are over 1.3 million people around the world participating in this event!

Source: Tzu Chi USA

The Interfaith Living the Change initiative also encourages people of faith and conscience to move towards a more plant-based diet to address climate change, because eating a plant-based diet saves 0.8 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year. This represents 4 times more greenhouse gas emissions per year than recycling:


Will you pledge to join with other people of faith and conscience to observe Ethical Eating Day by eating a local and vegetarian diet?

“Change starts with us and it can start one day at a time.” – Tzu Chi USA

Pledge to join Ethical Eating Day

Or if you want to take your pledge to another level, check out Veganuary!