Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Vegetarian Awareness Month

October is most commonly known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  As a Women’s Studies major in college, I also helped promote Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  But low and behold, I just recently learned that October is Vegetarian Awareness Month, too!  Here are ten things you can do to spread awareness and join in the celebration, whether or not you are a vegetarian or a vegan:

  1. Cook a delicious vegetarian or vegan meal for your family and friends.
  2. Read one article or book about the benefits of an animal-free diet.
  3. Check out a vegetarian or vegan website or blog (holler!).
  4. Try the meatless option on the menu at a restaurant.
  5. Try to go at least one day per week without eating meat (Meatless Mondays).
  6. Peruse a vegan or vegetarian cookbook.
  7. Check out a documentary, such as Food Matters, Food Inc., or Forks Over Knives.
  8. Try one of the delicious desserts I posted about in “Cruelty-Free Desserts.”
  9. Pledge to go vegetarian for a day, week, or the entire month, and enter to win between $250 and $1,000 at!
  10. If you are already a vegetarian or a vegan, pat yourself on the back for helping animals and the Earth every day! 

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