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CLEVELAND — You’re urged to go meatless, Cleveland.  Particularly on Mondays.

Councilman Joe Cimperman and the NE Ohio Sierra Club spoke about the Meatless Monday initiative on Monday.

It’s a national and international movement that encourages people to find alternative ways to eat and dine on Mondays.

“It’s important to let people know there’s choices out there,” Cimperman said.

The city passed a resolution declaring, “the City of Cleveland recognizes the benefits of a diet high in fruits and vegetables and urges residents to participate in Meatless Mondays to improve their health and decrease their carbon footprint.”

Cimperman said there are more than 200 community gardens and farms that grow vegetables in Cleveland.

“Meatless Monday is one way for us to look at a public health issue that’s impacting the city of Cleveland, and we’re happy people are paying attention to it,” Cimperman said.

He added many local restaurants offer healthy options filled with fruits and vegetables.