US VegWeek Puts Meat-Free Eating on the Political Map

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VegWeekThere are 52 weeks in a year. Why not make at least one of them meat-free? That’s the idea that inspired COK to launch our US VegWeek campaign in 2009 – it’s an idea that was shared with us by Maryland State Senator Jamie Raskin.

Sen. Raskin was the first lawmaker to sign our 7-Day VegPledge, proudly noting that his participation helps “align my morals with my menu.” His continued support has helped the campaign grow each year, empowering countless other lawmakers and thousands of consumers from coast to coast to make kinder, greener, and healthier food choices.

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NBA Star John Salley Kicks off US VegWeek Events

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John Salleyt The fifth annual US VegWeek kicks off in less than 2 weeks! This nationwide event, which begins on Earth Day (April 22), offers a fun and supportive way to explore the many flavors and benefits of vegetarian eating.

Thousands of people–including scores of lawmakers–have already agreed to take our 7-day pledge, and it’s not too to sign up! Are you up the for challenge?

Climate Change Rally

This Weekend: Largest Climate Change Rally in History – What about the Carbon Footprint of the Ralliers?

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People are catching buses from all over the country to come to the nation’s capital this weekend for the largest climate change rally in history — a rally against the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. This pipeline, which has been called a “game over for the environment,” would connect the tar sands extraction project in Alberta, Canada with various points across the US, allowing Alberta to ramp up oil extraction. It’s widely considered a major threat to our environment — but what about the carbon footprint of the rally?


Vegan Foods Take Center Stage at Post-Oscars Ball

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Oscars Last month, we were excited to announce that vegan actors dominate the nominations for the prestigious 85th Academy Awards. And now we’ve got even more good news to share: it’s not just beautiful vegan people, such as actresses Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain, who will be celebrated that evening — vegan food is taking center stage at the annual post-Oscars Governor’s Ball!

This event has been catered by vegetarian-friendly master chef Wolfgang Puck for the last 19 years. With approximately 1,500 guests attending, including many A-list stars, it’s the ultimate opportunity to demonstrate to Hollywood’s elite just how delicious and decadent vegan eating can be.

Bake it Away, with the New Sticky Fingers Cookbook

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StickySweets-163x212.jpgPreheat your ovens, people: Doron Petersan, two-time winner of Cupcake Wars and mastermind behind DC’s favorite vegan eatery, Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats, has answered your vegan prayers: 100 of her most coveted “super-secret” recipes are now in print!

And with the WorldWide Vegan Bakesale coming up, you’ve
got all the excuses you need to bake your heart out for animals. So grab a copy of Sticky Fingers’ Sweets today and start whipping up some treats everyone can enjoy.


Want to Eat, Look and Feel like a Pro Athlete? Go Vegan.

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venuswilliams-150x177.jpegOk, we can’t guarantee that you’ll be able to serve like Venus or Serena Williams, run like olympian Carl Lewis or do the Tour de France with Dave Zabriskie.

But, if you’re hitting the gym and want to take a page from the pros this year, whether your favorite sport is tennis, running, cycling, triathlon, martial arts, boxing, or bodybuilding, it’s all the same advice: go vegan.