Meatless Mondays at Binghamton University

By Alexandria Christoforatos

Published 02/03 2014 04:29PM

Updated 02/03 2014 05:14PM

B.U. is encouraging students to try giving up meat for a day.

Students now have the opportunity to be vegetarian on "Meatless Mondays." Campus food provider Sodexo launched the campaign in December in an effort to promote healthy eating and living. The concept was first promoted by the student group IDEAS, which stands for Intellectual Decisions for Environmental Awareness Solutions. The club seeks to educate students on how to be environmentally safe and health conscience.

Member Carlos Konowalsky is a vegan. He wants other students to give it a try.

"Once we contrived the idea to bring meatless monday to Binghamton University, It was a matter of gathering student support. We wanted students to understand what 'meatless monday' was, why it is a very important thing to do," said Konowalsky.

Sodexo officials say the vegetarian and vegan options provide all of the necessary nutrition for a healthy diet. Konowalsky says with all of the added choices, students can try going meatless even if it's just one day a week.

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