Join the Fun! Thousands Pledging with Celebs for VegWeek

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If you’ve thought about eating more meatless foods but aren’t sure where to start, then mark your calendar for Monday, April 17 — that’s when COK’s ninth annual VegWeek celebration kicks off! Get a head start by pledging TODAY at VegWeek.com! You’ll unlock exclusive deals from our VegWeek Partners — and get your chance at prizes, too! It’s easy: simply pledge today …

4 Vegan Fashion Brands That’ll Inspire Your Spring Wardrobe

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Winter is officially over (even if the weather doesn’t feel that way), and that means spring fashion season has begun. If you need some new clothes, it’s time to scour the racks! While some brands continue to use animal ingredients in their designer duds, many are realizing that cruelty just isn’t chic! There are plenty of amazing, animal-friendly fashion label alternatives that cut out the …

7 Signs the Future Is Vegan

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Do you think a world without factory farming and the killing of billions of farmed animals each year sounds more like a Utopian dream (or a Star Trek fantasy)? Believe it or not, an animal-friendly world could be closer than previously imagined. People worldwide are recognizing the devastating toll of animal agribusiness — on the environment, human health, and our collective sense of ethics. There’s …

Want to Fight Climate Change? Use Your Fork & Eat Green!

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Forbes recently ranked 9 things each of us can do to fight climate change. Standing strong at #1: “Become a vegetarian, or better yet a vegan!” And the article even states that if you give up meat and dairy just one day each week “it will still be the most important action you can take,” since animal agriculture’s contribution to greenhouse gas emissions could be as high …

Culinary Institute: Plants are the Future of Protein

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The future of food lies in the power of plants, as noted by the CIA! No, not the CIA in DC. We’re talking about the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in New York. The CIA is currently calling on chefs to stir health and sustainability into their meals by focusing less on meat and more on plant sources of protein. …

For Earth Day, Here’s How to Eat to Save the Planet

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If there’s one thing science has proven in recent years, it’s that animal agriculture is a plague on the planet. From Cowspiracy, the documentary, to a recent study by Oxford University, research has revealed that raising cows, pigs, chickens, and fish for food has led to deforestation, ocean dead zones, water pollution, climate change, and a whole host of other …

Arnold Says Eat Less Meat to Save the Planet + 4 More Reasons to Choose Veggies

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Back in his Mr. Olympia days, Arnold Schwarzenegger was all about the meat. But the Governator has gotten way wiser with age. These days, the actor slash politician is no fan of animal agriculture; he’s well aware of the industry’s devastating impacts, and isn’t afraid to talk about it. As part of his attendance at the Paris climate talks this week, he publicly suggested …

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What’s on Your Plate for Earth Day?

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This April 22 marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, which aims empower individuals to take meaningful actions in their everyday lives that collectively contribute to the preservation of our planet. As the founder of Earth Day, late Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, explained: “Our goal is not just an environment of clean air and water and scenic beauty. The objective …

Meat Industry Has a Cow Over Proposed Dietary Guidelines

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Last week, the US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee issued its proposed nutrition policy for 2015 that has the meat industry crying foul — and the Washington Post is calling it the “meat industry’s worse nightmare.” The current proposal, which will soon re-open for public comments, recommends that Americans eat more fruits and vegetables while reducing our consumption of red and processed …