"We walk our walk in so many areas and this just takes us to another level..."
James Cameron is reportedly preparing to launch America's (and possibly the world's) first vegan primary school.
The MUSE School in Calabasas, California, an environmentally focused private school (and nonprofit) founded by Cameron's wife Suzy Amis Cameron and her sister in 2006, have dedicated themselves to sustainability with zero-emissions buildings, classrooms designed to maximize light and more.
Cameron announced at a fundraiser for the school at the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood, that as of fall 2015 the school would serve an all-plant based cafeteria menu.
"In the fall of 2015, MUSE will be the only school we are aware of [In U.S.] that is completely plant-based," said Suzy at the event.
James Cameron added, "Plant-based eating — meaning the meals that are served at Muse will be 100 percent plant-based. The average person would say vegan, but we say whole food, plant-based. It's about raising kids who don't think it's strange or exotic or worthy of a pat on the back to be doing the right thing for the living biosphere."
The school also has about 50 garden beds around its two campuses, and children already enjoy one plant-based meal per week.
1 Million Women has a wealth of articles about the positive impact you can have on the environment by reducing your meat intake, and although we know a vegan lifestyle is not for everyone, there is great insight in James Cameron's comment about raising children to be more conscious of the food they eat.
I would assume the decision for a plant-based cafeteria menu was talked about with parents and kids of the school. A tv report by ABC in America interviewed some of the MUSE school's children, some admittedly said they may miss their meat, but that they believe its better to eat healthier for the planet.
Suzy Amis Cameron says they are not trying to convert the kids to become vegan, but that this move will lower the schools carbon footprint over all. Plus, school lunches don't count for all the meals in a day, one plant-based meal and a few snacks is what we are really talking about here.