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Our mission:

Educating and empowering youth to create a healthier, greener and kinder world for all. Why We Do It What You Can Do What We Do

Our mission:

Educating and empowering youth to create a healthier, greener, and kinder world for all. What You Can Do What We Do Why We Do It

Our mission:

Educating and empowering youth to create a healthier, greener, and kinder world for all. What You Can Do What We Do What We Do Why We Do It

Our mission:

Educating and empowering youth to create a healthier, greener, and kinder world for all. What You Can Do What We Do Why We Do It

Our mission:

Educating and empowering youth to create a healthier, greener, and kinder world for all. What You Can Do What We Do Why We Do It
Lean & Green Kids

Our Vision

We envision a world where our youth thrive in a culture of health, environmental stewardship and ethical food systems. We are dedicated to helping students make conscientious food choices to participate in creating a healthier, greener and more socially just world. To accomplish our mission, LGK has three focus areas...

Education

Our education programs and resources illustrate the importance of making informed and conscientious food choices for health and environmental protection. Our engaging and interactive presentations reach thousands of K-12 students annually, empowering the next generation to create a better world.

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Outreach

From earth festivals to school health fairs, we are encouraging individuals to embrace planet-friendly meals as an easy, effective and economical way to create a healthier, greener, and more socially just future.

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Advocacy

LGK has its roots in advocacy, sponsoring the first ever legislation (CA 2003, ACR 16) calling for healthier plant-based school lunches. We continue to advocate locally and statewide, for child nutrition policies that provide healthy and environmentally conscious menu options.

Why We Do It

Every day, with each meal, we have the opportunity to co-create a healthier, greener and kinder world for all. With just one day of plant-based meals you will...

Conserve water, saving 750 gallons of water per day on average (two months of showering)! Over 50% of water consumed in the US is used for animal agriculture, depleting this precious resource from rivers and ancient aquifers.

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Conserve land, making it possible to restore forests, rivers, and wildlife. 47% of US land is used for animal agriculture, destroying wildlife habitat and biodiversity. Even the lowest impact grass-fed meat required 36X more land to grow that bean protein.

Conserve energy, cutting your food carbon footprint by 50%! The deforestation, fertilizers, transport and other energy requirements to produce meat & dairy, make animal agriculture responsible for more greenhouse gases than all transportation combined.

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Saving lives, sparing countless animals from the cruelties of industrial farming. We each have a role to play in drastically reducing the demand for meat if we are to end the injustices of industrial animal farms.