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Rename The Triangle, The Vegan Triangle

We the undersigned petition the council to rename The Triangle in Bournemouth, The Vegan Triangle in celebration of the town’s plant-powered cuisine and promotion of healthier more sustainable lifestyles in the area.

The Vegan Triangle
In recent years, the Vegan Triangle attracted its nickname due to the high concentration of vegan and vegan friendly businesses in the area. Bournemouth is ranked in the top-ten UK vegan-friendly towns coming in at number four on a list published by Your Zooki.

HappyCow’s plant-based food guide lists 178 veg friendly eateries and stores in the Bournemouth area, nine of which are dedicated vegan restaurants. This is a way above average number for a town the size of Bournemouth!

The Vegan Triangle is home to some of the UK’s finest vegan establishments, including our only vegan organic supermarket, Sunrise Organics and eateries such as Mad Cucumber, Mighty Wieners, Pondok Fresh Falafel & Juice and Twelve Eatery, who were named the fifth best vegan restaurant in the world by TripAdvisor.

Climate Emergency
On 16 July 2019 BCP declared a climate emergency and we call on the council to follow recommendations of the Plant Based Treaty by promoting healthy plant-based diets as part of a range of measures to address the climate, ocean and biodiversity crisis. As a coastal region, climate change poses a serious risk to the future of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. The recent collapse of the Conger ice shelf is of great concern and signs that the Thwaites glacier in Antarctica is cracking, risking significant sea level rises here at home is extremely worrying.

Plant-based for the planet
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) makes it clear in their sixth assessment report that plant-based foods are key to limiting global temperature rises to 1.5C. Animal farming is responsible for around a third of methane emissions and the IPCC make it clear that these emissions must peak by 2025 at the latest and halve by 2030 to avoid a climate catastrophe.

BCP can lead the way on climate policy by encouraging residents to go plant-based for the planet and formally recognise the contribution of vegan businesses in The Triangle to meeting our climate pledges by renaming the zone The Vegan Triangle.

This ePetition runs from 29/04/2022 to 28/04/2023.

19 people have signed this ePetition.