How it works
Plant Based for the Planet is a one-month city-wide sustainability initiative created and managed by Planted Society.
During each city challenge, we partner with local restaurants who feature 2 plant-based specials that remain on the menu for the period of the promotion.
At the end of the month, we analyze the combined climate impact of the plant-based dishes served, showing the community what a difference we can make when we act together.
We have enacted this initiative in two cities so far: Austin, TX and Montclair, NJ. And we are currently in San Antonio, TX where we’re partnering with the Office of Sustainability to promote specials at 12 local restaurants!
Why We Do it
At its core, Plant Based for the Planet strives to illuminate the important role that our food choices play in addressing climate change. By choosing plant-based dishes when dining out, we can significantly reduce our climate impact and contribute to a more sustainable world. With each plant-based meal, we take a step closer to a greener future.
We choose to work only with locally-owned small businesses during our initiatives because we believe each of our city challenges should benefit the people who live there – that includes small business owners and all citizens in the community.
To date, we have added over 300 plant-based dishes to restaurant menus around the U.S. and our combined programs have helped eight cities curb their climate impact in meaningful, lasting ways.
The City of San Antonio Office of Sustainability: Through innovative programs focusing on energy efficiency, community and corporate sustainability, and sustainable transportation, the Office of Sustainability works to make San Antonio a great place to live, work, and play while enhancing the environment, quality-of-life, and economic vitality. Their mission is enhancing the environment, quality of life, and economic vitality through innovative programs and policies for all residents, as well as future generations.
The Office of Sustainability for the City of San Antonio provides staff support to City departments, the business community, and other public agencies to develop and implement sustainability initiatives.
Vegan in San Antonio: Yvette Hernandez is a powerful local organizer dedicated to helping everyone in San Antonio access heathy, amazing vegan food.
She says “We’re happy to sponsor Plant-Based for the Planet in San Antonio because we believe it promotes community resilience, environmental responsibility, and a future where everyone thrives.” We’re so grateful for her partnership – check her out on Instagram!