AJP believes humans can thrive while simultaneously reducing our adverse impacts on the natural environment, particularly wildlife.
No organisation or Government can have an effective environment policy without food policy being central. The human activity which has the most adverse impacts on the most animals is food production. Changing the way we eat can dramatically reduce our impact on animals. AJP advocacy for a plant-based diet is therefore a key plank in our environment policy.
AJP would propose that councils implement the C40 Thriving Cities Initiative and to put forward ways of reducing food waste and encouraging plant-based eating. This could include community gardens, community composts, and ensuring food served at council meetings and council facilities is plant based.